Mindfulness: Why am I crying?

Leave the first response June 17, 2013 / Posted in Mindfulness

As I type this there are tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.

This same thing happens when I read a poem, hear some music, watch a play, or observe the virtuosity of a performance be it music, or dance, or athletic. It touches in me what is humanly possible and it is manifest right there in front of me. It touches my soul. It touches my human connection.

I know it took practice and time.  The measure of performance is: Performance. And when it is executed flawlessly, I am moved. For a part of me knows what it takes to achieve that performance.

It also inspires me to stay with my practice. Being a world class human. Being better at it tomorrow than I was today while accepting myself

Buddha reminds me:

After thorough observation, investigation, analysis and reflection, when you find that anything agrees with reason and your experience, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, and of the world at large; accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it; and live up to it.

Do the Impossible



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