“GOOD MONDAY MORNING, WOTC!”

Good Monday Morning, dear, dear friends! I hope you are having a fantastic day. I was sitting here thinking, wouldn’t it be great if we had the ability to add our voice to these posts! There are ways I want to say things that just don’t could across in type. The “Good” Monday Morning, I would love to be able to say it like Robin Williams did in “Good Morning Vietnam.” I don’t know if you have ever watched that movie or not. But I loved the way he said “good morning” to rouse the troops. It would be great to hear each of you making your comments instead of reading them. Heck, it would be great if we could all talk on this blog! I wonder if WordPress can do anything about that, lol!

I thought I would drop you a quick note to let you know nothing was wrong yesterday. We just took a well deserved day off. Since my illness, everyone has been in overdrive. Working their rumps off and doing such a great job. Annie ran the blog like a pro, the guys kept the animals superiorly. They just worked the little beehinds off and deserved the day off. I rested, they rested and we all are refreshed and ready to go. I know we should have told you but it was a spur of the moment deal. That is the way I generally operate, never plan nothing, just do it, now!

Ok, that’s out of the way, one more thing………

 

 

GET OUT

AND

GO VOTE!

Remember this time around, women’s rights and our Religious freedom could be in jeopardy! Please, go VOTE!

 

 

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Driving Meditation

Driving Meditation

  • Annie B. Bond

If you feel as if you have no time to meditate but have a long commute, try this Driving Meditation, by former Zen monk and teacher in the Soto Zen who has worked directly with the Dalai Lama.

To practice Moving Meditation you must fully accept where you now find yourself, here in your car. Divest yourself of all expectations, standards of comparison and technique, take that clear, observing, unobserving, unobstructed state of being, and keep on driving!

Now, instead of sitting erect and attentive in a quiet stationary place like a zendo or meditation hall, you are now sitting erect and attentive in your moving vehicle. You are now meditation as you move along. Do not be ruled by anything inside or outside you.

See and experience without intrusion, but when an intrusion does rear its ugly head in the form of anger, an opinion, some driver cutting you off, simply acknowledge the stray image and return your focus to being aware of everything around you. Now, driving along, be intimately involved in the action and be aware that everything around you is happening for the first time.

Everything is constantly changing, each traffic situation requiring its own set of responses. Nothing is left to rote. Keep your mind, body and senses wide awake, and as you drive along know that all that you see is as new as a baby’s smile, no matter how many times you think you have seen it before.

Try this. Spend an afternoon-walking, driving, eating-all experienced as if for the first time. Fresh, new, open.

Adapted from The Tao of Now, by Josh Baran (Hampton Roads, 2008).