Saturday, 14 June 2014


I am mindful that I haven't posted for some time.

We have suffered loss.

Our lives have changed irrevocably.

We are saddened. We are shocked.

We are studying mindfulness.

"After three years of study, the novice monk arrives at the dwelling of his teacher. He enters the
room, bursting with ideas about knotty issues of Buddhist metaphysics, and well-prepared for
the deep questions that await him in his examination.

'I have but one question,' his teacher intones.

'I am ready, master,' he replies.

'In the doorway, were the flowers to the left or to the right of the umbrella?'

The novice retires, abashed, for three more years of study."

Mindfulness is attention to the present moment.

If you don't pay attention to the 'now',  what will you learn?

Quotation from the amazing book Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman


  1. I'm so sorry, Danae, for your loss.

    1. Thank you, Deb. It's thoughtful of you to say, and it helps to know that people care.