Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 12/30/2013


I have often wondered how exuberance can be counted among one of the enemies to the brahma viharas (or simply to the mind devoted to contemplation of the Dhamma) most likely because I am more prone to low energy states. Anyway, I received news today that I would not be dropped from the training program I have been involved in and was inspired by the forgiveness technique I have been practicing so much so that I felt abuzz with energy-so much so that I could hardly sit still at work. Were it any other time or place I most like would have stopped and tried some breah meditation to calm the body and mind but my work environment rarely allows for that. Still, it was interesting to see yet one more way that the mind can go off the rails. 


  1. Thank you very much for following the blog, I really look forward to reading your posts and happy new year 2014. Gede Prama 🙂

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