After managing to survive a couple of gremlin attacks(- late access to the café, and then computer playing up,) we started considering how we are all searching for happiness & trying to avoid suffering. We heard that the only reliable way is to find inner contentment, because material wealth and physical comfort are unreliable and expensive. We spent more time meditating, allowing our minds to settle using the breath as our focus, so that we can start to find this inner peace & contentment. Everyone agreed that practising at home would be time well spent, whether using the advised posture of sitting upright and relaxed, or the riskier lying down and relaxed!
Noticing how we are spending our time looking for happiness, and our efforts to avoid suffering can be interesting. We are hardwired to act in this way, so no judgement is necessary, just to notice.
We’ll see next week how we’ve all got on. Also we will be exploring a bit more about our mind, and what the Buddha discovered.
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