Our precious human life provides us with a unique opportunity to practise and grow in understanding and compassion. Unfortunately, we find ourselves so caught up in habitual thoughts, actions and reactions that we repeatedly miss this opportunity.
The problems that we have in life can be summarised in this way: getting what we don’t want and wanting what we can’t have.
We continually create problems through craving for things to be other than they are. We are caught in a cycle of acquisitive, averse, and confused reactions.
Being wholeheartedly and compassionately present in all of our activities is the essence of this practice. By gently noticing the nature and movements of body and mind, we begin to find direction.
We start to awaken to impermanence, and to the connected flowing nature of all phenomena including that which we call “me.”