Open Awareness Meditation Group Message Board › The Heart of Open Awareness
Dear Meetup friends,
I will be out of town visiting family in Arizona so I won't be by for meditation until April 23. However our group will still meet every Monday for meditation, please come by!
Bob read this quote last Monday and I thought I should share it with those of you who didn't attend. It is the Tibetan meditation teacher Mingyur Rinpoche's parting message, before he went into a multi-year retreat in India:
"In parting, I would like to give you one small piece of advice to keep in your heart. You may have heard me say this before, but it is the key point of the entire path, so it bears repeating:
All that we are looking for in life — all the happiness, contentment, and peace of mind — is right here in the present moment. Our very own awareness is itself fundamentally pure and good. The only problem is that we get so caught up in the ups and downs of life that we don't take the time to pause and notice what we already have.
Don't forget to make space in your life to recognize the richness of your basic nature, to see the purity of your being and let its innate qualities of love, compassion, and wisdom naturally emerge. Nurture this recognition as you would a small seedling. Allow it to grow and flourish.
Keep this teaching at the heart of your practice. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, pause from time to time and relax your mind. You don't have to change anything about your experience. You can let thoughts and feelings come and go freely, and leave your senses wide open. Make friends with your experience and see if you can notice the spacious awareness that is with you all the time. Everything you ever wanted is right here in this present moment of awareness."