What a catch.
Just letting everyone know that I’ve reopened our DIDYou forum :D I apologize for closing it before, but we’re feeling a lot more confident right now and figure we may as well make the most of it. If we feel like we can’t handle it, next time, we’ll throw the reins to someone else rather than deleting the forum. Either way, it’d be great to have everyone back again :) Old and new faces. Multiplicity of all kinds are welcome!
If it doesn’t kick off again, that’s okay, but I thought I’d give it a try!
Here’s the link if anyone wants it: didyou.forumandco.com
I’m also really needing Moderators right now, so if anyone is good to the community and has some spare time on their hands just let me know :)
Try to observe your breath. Watch your inhale and exhale. Try not to affect your breath as you observe it. Try to watch it without changing it. Impossible. The same is true of your thoughts. If you constantly observe your own thinking, your thinking will change. Try not to control your thinking, or judge your thinking, just observe your thoughts and see how their patterns change.
It is difficult to observe your thoughts without judging them. Most thoughts are followed by a judgement, good, bad, true, false, strange. These judgements are also thoughts to be observed. As you observe your thoughts, you will notice habits and patterns in your thinking. Because you observe them, those patterns will change.
It is impossible to observe without interfering. If you try to observe things without interfering, you will notice things fall into harmony. See for yourself.” —Zen Mister: The Power of Observation (via smirkingbuddha)
Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is.
In the very here and now,
The practitioner dwells
in stability and freedom.
We must be diligent today.
To wait until tomorrow is too late.
Death comes unexpectedly.
How can we bargain with it?
The sage calls a person who knows
how to dwell in mindfulness night and day,
‘one who knows the better way to live alone.’
~ Bhaddekaratta Sutta ~” —(via happy-cools)