by Sandra Schrift

I have learned that full awareness in the present moment constitutes my meditation practice. And yet, my mind has a mind of its own – it wanders! Does yours? This is my first insight and I need to retrain my mind to stay in the present . . . moment by moment. Whew! This is a lot of effort. “Right (wise) effort” tells me to stay present with it. “Unwise effort” is when I try to make something happen – but this never works because my experience is always changing. I can’t control my displeasure or prevent pleasure from passing away.

The Coach thinks . . . there is a strength in awareness.


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