This morning I was reading in Tulku Thondup’s The Healing Power of Mind and thought I’d share the following with you:
“Daily Living as Healing
One of the most important and effective means of healing is to turn every step of our daily life into healing exercises. Instead of separating meditation and life into compartments, bring them together. By bringing a spacious awareness into whatever you do, equanimity, clarity, and joy have a chance to blossom. If we develop the right habits, everything becomes a healing. So we should consistently try to develop a right way of seeing, thinking, and acting.
Mindfulness is the key to transforming our daily lives. Let go of worries and habitual dislikes, and simply be with the stream of your activities. Cultivate a relaxed and open mood, whether you are thinking with your intellect or acting with your body. When you are walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, give yourself to that. . .
Approach your life in the spirit of warm-hearted enjoyment. On a few dates on the calendar are marked as holidays, but we don’t have to wait for them to be cheerful and happy. Even when problems or challenges come, an open attitude will guide us along the path.” (p. 145).
May all our thoughts, actions, intentions and words be devoted to healing for those who need it and, indeed, for us all.