Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 01/26/2018


I have to say that I’m pleased with my practice both on and off the cushion today. I have been largely keeping off the phone and just staying with whatever arises during the daily commutes and especially when I’m around my kids. As a complement to this aditthana, I’ve been working to learn and practice the basics of positive discipline which seems to me to be nothing short of the brahmaviharas in action at home.

It’s important to recognize and recall these moments because they help feed back into the practice and help me to see that it’s not necessarily all pain and suffering (in pursuit of long-term happiness that is). Wishing that all beings meet with the Dhamma. Be well!

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