in the beginning

22 Aug

I’m up to day four and no problems so far, but none were expected so soon.

I have been struggling a bit with my “monkey mind.” But that’s to be expected. Everybody experiences trouble quieting their mind at the beginning.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Buddhist podcasts lately, particularly from Noah Levine and Ethan Nichtern, which I love because they give a young, socially aware, American point of view. I have noticed that there is a lack of young, female, dharma teachers. I’d like to see that change.

That’s all for now.

Have good trust in yourself – not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.
~Maezumi Roshi


2 Responses to “in the beginning”

  1. michael August 22, 2007 at 21:37 #

    I have a friend who makes alter cards if you are ever in need. They are a bit on the New Age side, but the photography is amazing (he did it all himself)

  2. elme April 2, 2008 at 05:46 #

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