Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 12/25/2012

Contentment and Complaints

Today, during my breath meditation session, I kept coming back to the thought that, even if deeper concentration isn’t developed it’s okay. In fact, just being with the breath and the ten thousand thoughts that arise is a gift as long as I’m able to hold it all with an open heart. It’s always difficult to try to put into words the implicit understandings that arise during meditation but I think that the gist of it is just this: all moments and all experience can be used to develop our mindfulness and openness of heart.

So, sorry if I’m not being particularly clear or articulate but I’m inspired yet again to reaffirm my commitment to cultivating the heart and finding the good in the moment. In this spirit, I want to undertake to refine my speech and remove the dross of complaining and sarcasm. I feel that I’ve tried this before but I hope that by making a “public” announcement I will feel less inclined to give up my determination.

Here are some sites I’ve found that I hope will help me and anyone else who happens to stumble upon this post:

10 Ways to Complain Less and Be Happier:

3 Ways to Stop Complaining:

How to Stop Complaining and Start Living:

5 Tips to Stop Complaining at Work:


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