The Buddha encourages us to find a taste of freedom in the contemplation of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. It is a teaching that encourages the deepening of insight in the classroom of our lives.
There is a storyteller in our minds that thinks it knows who and what we are suppose to be and do. We stay very busy trying to mold ourselves into that person believing something is wrong with the way we are. Through the practice of sensitive attunement, we rediscover our intrinsic nature as we enter a path of healing.
In this time of darkness between Solstice and the New Year, it is a wonderful time for reflection, quiet and renewal - in our practice and in our lives generally. We explore a number of factors and practices that support renewal and post three questions at the end to help open us up to what renewal means for each of us
Are you looking in the right place and in the right way for the happiness that
you are seeking?
Mindfulness of feelings: pleasant, unpleasant or neutral feeling tone
Mindfulness of the mind: mental factors/the colorations of consciousness
Mindfulness of Dhammas: seeing & knowing experience through the doors of
the truth/the way of things