Posted by: Upāsaka | 08/30/2016

A Tender Heart

The longer I practice, the more I become sensitive to the feelings that seem to have their home in the heart area of my body. Whether happy, angry, tense or contented I literally feel it in my chest. As tempting as it is to try and understand the connection between this body and mind stream and how that all jives with anatta I’ve decided just to keep an eye on the heart area instead. I guess you could call it a purely phenomenological approach or laziness but it send to me that guarding the heart is precisely what’s called for. 

Whether in daily life or on the cushion, smoothing out the ripples and healing the fissures seems like the best way to avoid causing passion to myself and others. May I take good care of the heart and develop boundless live for all beings. 

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