I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life;
these are my musings on the slogan currently, not a formal interpretation.
For that reason they are less about straight Buddhist teachings,
and I think able to be shared with most practitioners of other faiths or no faith
(unless yours doesn’t allow you to read any other tradition.)
If you have time and the inclination, I published the WHOLE thang here!
When you are hoping for this or that, your mind is future, not present.
Hoping is not problem solving.
Hoping is thinking about outcomes based on action or on non-action.
I am in such a place on several fronts right now.
I find I have to let go of futuring and hoping for outcomes because it is consuming.
I’ve taken all appropriate actions; done what I can do…
I am present to be able to step in if there is an opportunity to do this or that…
But there is NOTHING for me to do presently except what is necessary
and in front of me now and now and now.
My work, play with the cats and Mitchell, watch a movie, make marks, and meditate.
*now if I can just practice what i know to be true…
turn it over to god/dess, the isness, the universe…
i have to remind myself daily, as worrying is a part of MY futuring…*
©D. Katie Powell.
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