Finding the time

4 05 2010

I couldn’t say it better myself, so here goes:

“Sometimes it is difficult to find time to meditate each day. But we always have time to watch TV. We always have time to go shopping. We always have time to get a snack from the refrigerator. Why is it that the 24 hours run out when it is time to meditate? When we understand the value and effect of spiritual practice, then it will become a high priority in our life, and when something is very important, we find time for it. In this way, try to set up a daily meditation practice of maybe 15 or 30 minutes in the morning. To do that, we might have to experience the “incredible sacrifice” of giving up 15 or 30 minutes of television the previous evening so we can go to bed a little earlier.

In the same way that we always find time to eat because food nourishes our body, we will find time to meditate and recite some prayers because it nourishes us spiritually. When we respect ourselves spiritually, we respect ourselves as human beings. Nourishing ourselves in that way then becomes a very important priority.”

Challenge accepted!

Click here to check out the full text of this very succinct (and only occasionally rambling) little tutorial, called “Practicing Buddhism in Daily Life.”

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