05 Aug Meditation + Talk: Letting Go While Aiming High
This Wednesday Night Meditation included a 35-minute guided meditation and 47-minute talk and discussion.
My talk explored how we can practice non-attachment while also getting stuff done and dreaming big dreams. I’ve been inspired by this teaching from the great Zen master, Suzuki Roshi:
I don’t know if there are enlightened beings,
but I know there are enlightened moments.
I hope you find it helpful, and you are welcome to join my free Wednesday Meditations – open to everyone!
These teachings are offered freely, at no charge.
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Generosity itself is a beautiful practice that opens and gladdens the heart, relaxes the contraction of “self,” and ripples out into the world to touch many people – and perhaps, eventually, even oneself.
Additionally, many expressions of generosity are not about money. People offer attention, encouragement, and patience many times a day. Sometimes we withhold when it would be so easy, actually, to listen quietly for another minute or to offer a word of appreciation or simply a look that says, “I’m with you.” Try being a little more generous for a day and see what happens.