Living The Now

“There’s no pre-pandemic button we can hit. This is our life now. We shouldn’t waste it.” Steven Petrow https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/covid-36c93e6e94fb_story.html

In Steven Petrow’s essay he gives us a Buddhist-like road map to living our lives in this pandemic now, while it is still with us. After reading it, I took an audio walk in Gordon Hempton’s forest:

(Ear buds recommended for fuller experience)


https://music.amazon.com/albums/B000QZTD5W?ref=dm_sh_dIHqCvzt9tzx7onJuq6bC0ROs

(Also available on spotify)

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Photo Credit Hoh Rainforest: https://www.planetware.com/seattle/olympic-national-park-us-wa-onp.htm

May I be peaceful with whatever is happening

“No other weapon has the power of forbearance. It should not be used only as an individual instrument. It has to be experienced collectively also. That is the reason why the scripture has commended collective forbearance at the very outset of the spiritual quest. What is its inner meaning? “

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“In Buddhism patience has three essential aspects: gentle forbearance, calm endurance of hardship, and acceptance of the truth.”

“May I be peaceful with whatever is happening”

Finding Patience
By Michele McDonald
https://tricycle.org/magazine/finding-patience-2/

I hope you are able to keep on, friends. I send you protection and blessing every day. I find this brief but poignant article very helpful in this time of pandemic; may it be so for you as well.

“Finding Patience” By Michele McDonald at https://tricycle.org/magazine/finding-patience-2/