Showing up



When you find yourself lost, confused, or unsure of what to do...show up.  Be open to anything, be grateful, and see what happens.  Bet it turns out better than you expect.

Zen Presense - Ideas for Meaningful Living

Wholesome - A Meditation

Abandon what is unwholesome, oh monks!
One can abandon the unwholesome, oh monks!
If it were not possible, I would not ask you to do so.
If this abandoning of the unwholesome would bring harm and suffering,
I would not ask you to abandon it.
But as the abandoning of the unwholesome brings benefit and happiness,
Therefore, I say, 'Abandon what is unwholesome!'
Cultivate what is wholesome, oh monks.
One can cultivate the wholesome.
If it were not feasible,
I would not ask you to do it.
If this cultivation of the wholesome would bring harm and suffering,
I would not ask you to cultivate it.
But as the cultivation of the wholesome brings benefit and happiness,
Therefore, I say, 'Cultivate what is wholesome!'
~Siddhārtha Gautama from Anguttara-Nikayav

Be grateful and see the world anew.

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around"
~ Willie Nelson

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