Thursday, August 11, 2011

Some Practice Questions

All beings are our self, all conditions are our house - and they are changing.

All states of mind, emotions, circumstances, are our life - and clinging to them, or clanging against them, makes for dissatisfaction and stress.

Are we our self? (strange question - can we not be our self?)

Do we inhabit our house? (If not, where are we?)  Do we only inhabit "part" of our house?

Do we live our life? (If not, whose life are we living?)

Do we notice when we are "not"? (What is "not"?)

If we notice, do we see what to do - and  do this?

When it is "hard," what are the practice efforts, skills and supports needed?

The fourth practice principle is - "Being just this moment, compassion's way."

(c) 2011 Elihu Genmyo Smith