Just what I needed today
I woke up today in a lot of pain physically and mentally, and really needed this reminder of how important it is to focus on the unfolding beauty around me, and choose to celebrate life, even when it does not seem perfect. I am reminded of Pema Chodron’s teachings about how we are always one eyeblink away from enlightenment, and how we transform the world around us with our consciousness.
I found myself taking hope as I listened to this about a situation with a family member that seems hopeless- of course my outer thoughts intrude to my practice and I must guide them back, but I kept thinking about how to handle a certain situation that is stressing me out. It was so good to be gently reminded of the possibility of joy and peace in the now, and the beauty all around me as I am suffering. Suddenly the dog’s bright eyes, the blossoms on the pear tree put my window, the very comfort and safety of where I am laying in bed- it all seems suddenly more precious.
Thank you for this wonderful service. It’s ironic it’s taken a pandemic to get me back into my daily meditation practice, and doubly ironic that it’s an app on my phone that got me there, as I’m famously anti tech. But thanks, Aura, you’re bringing healing to a world that desperately needs it.