Day 9 in a year of…

Day 9, July 31, 2016 @3:14 pm.

IMG_6820I am showing up at my keyboard earlier today.  But it is not any easier.  From the distance of now, this morning was easy.  But I do remember having to take a tylenol to get it started.  It is never easy.  I just have to get here and peck out one word at a time.

This morning I sat with Melli O’Brien and Joseph Goldstein for day 2 of the Mindfulness Summit from 2015.  I was more mindful, jotting down key points.  The point that meant the most for me is that mindfulness is not a hobby.  It is about the totality of IMG_6812our lives.  Goldstein also stressed on:

  • Being  simple and easy
  • Being with what’s happening
  • Practice in coming back again and again
  • Perseverance
  • discipline
  • courage

I’m listening to that advice.  The sky has broken open.  Thunder is rumbling.  The rain is pouring down, drumming on the deck roof.  I will take the day easy and simple.  I will be with what’s happening – listening and watching the rain with Sheba on the deck.  I will be back tomorrow.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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2 Responses to Day 9 in a year of…

  1. treerabold says:

    What a wonderful reminder to be present…thank you

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