Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 02/12/2019

Happy Uposatha – Appreciation

Today is the uposatha and I have to admit that, although it’s not a panacea, reflecting on gratitude is proving to be a useful counterweight to a mind burdened by worry and prone to anxiety. I keep reminding myself that the worldly winds buffet all of us and I turn to appreciation of what I do have when I’m firmly grounded in that view.

Bad things, horrible things still happen as a result of our past kamma ripening but at any time at all we can point to something to be learned, to be thankful for or to appreciate. It’s weird how one can know these things and yet it takes years for them to work their way down into the hard soil of the heart and take root. I’m thankful at least that they’re taking root at all however.

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