Posted by: Upāsaka | 01/29/2018

Setting Intention

Lat night my son and I went to a meditation class with a teacher I have know for over a decade. One of the themes that jumped out at me and that the teacher, himself, highlighted was the importance of setting our intention not only before practice but during it as well. The fact that we tend to drift into the hindrances during meditation should be familiar to any student of meditation so it was refreshing to be reminded that, although we may not have the freedom to decide how “well” our meditation goes, we do have the freedom to decide how to hold it.

Clearly, the lesson here is a s valid for life off the cushion as it is for formal meditation and no less powerful. May I constantly recall my intention to practice for the benefit of myself and all beings with love and compassion.


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