Thursday, 20 October 2011

An old Buddhist saying

I once heard an old Buddhist saying which goes like this:

To be happy, find out what you should be doing, and do it.

Today I realised that my life has been a history of not doing what I should have been doing, and the sorrow that has emanated from that.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Missed doing the dishes.

Tonight while I was doing the dishes I was composing a poem in my head which I would post on Facebook. The poem was to be about mindfulness. It was to describe riding a bike at night and how I would be drawn into the experience because of its appealing nature, and how I would be like a bird flying, not thinking about past or future, but just being. Then, as I rinsed the last cup, I realised that I had been completely absent while the dishes were being washed.

I did shukke, by the way. I just didn't feel inclined to blog about it.