Day 29 and on

My mindfulness didn't need to get better or be as good as somebody else's. It was already perfect; so is yours. Sharon Salzberg

 

The challenge was to sit, with intention, with effort, with the guidance of of everymeditator Sharon Salzberg. No one is more fully human than Sharon -- or more willing to share it.

"Mindfulness wasn't inaccessible or remote; it was always right there with me. ... My mindfulness didn't need to get better or be as good as somebody else's. It was already perfect; so is yours," she writes.

The challenge, always, for me, is to find the mindfulness before falling into a thought loop or reacting reflexively. To remember that my mindfulness is always perfect -- and so is yours, and deviations from that are moments of confusion. We can lift the veils and see the perfection.

That's why I meditate.

It's good to know the book is always there to come back to for a gentle reminder, a deeply felt teaching.

Meditation is never one thing; you'll experience moments of peace, moments of sadness, moments of anger, moments of joy, moments of sleepiness. The terrain changes constantly. -- Sharon Salzberg

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