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Today’s Mindfulness Mondays post is an excerpt from a book I’m reading. It’s simple, but pointed message really spoke to me, which of course means that I wanted to share it with you! Some words on moderation… even in meditation. Enjoy!
A monk named Shrona was trying to meditate, but his
mind was either too tight or too loose. He asked Buddha
for advice. Buddha inquired, “When you were a
householder, did you play the guitar beautifully?”
“Was the sound right when you tightened the strings hard,
or when you loosened them a lot?”
“Neither. I had to do it with moderation.”
“It is the same here. To meditate you have to moderate
the tightness and looseness of your mind.”
~PALTRUL RINPOCHE’S Sacred Word