Today’s Affirmation for February 16th
I have a body but am not my body. I have a mind but I am not my mind. I have thoughts but I am not my thought.
Today’s Thought for February 16th
“If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”
Dogen (1200 – 1253)
Today’s Meditation for February 16th
Our ability to perceive truth is often distorted by our beliefs. To raise awareness of your beliefs, meditate on a recent situation. Try to identify the beliefs that led to your actions. Now cast your mind back to your early years to learn the origins of these beliefs – perhaps in the messages given by parents a teachers. The greater your awareness of distorting beliefs, the more you will be able to perceive the truth.
In a similar way, meditate on the actions of a colleague or partner to gain greater understanding of their behavior.