Contemplation and Bogie


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When I walk.  I attempt to walk in peace.  When I explain the ‘dirty diaper’ smell omitting from my dog…I do so with contemplation and, sorrow, in my voice.  When I practice, mindfulness, not judgment, typically, I am meditating with a large dog in a small frame…on my chest!

Lastly, as I stroll through the vast loveliness that is Central New Hampshire…breathing in, breathing out, paying attention to sound, sight and body…

I envision what I have just read…

Find a place where you alone.  Train yourself in the following way:

…breath in, experience breathing in.

…breath out, experience breathing out.

Be fully conscious of your experience.  If you cherish and practice this, it will bear great fruit.  Whatever you are doing and wherever you are, you will find steadiness, consciousness, concentration…

And, if you own a dog like mine…

exasperation mixed with lack of patience.

…breath in, breath out,

‘What the fuck?  Is that a dead bat in your mouth?’

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A good friend who points out our mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected. As if he reveals a secret to a hidden treasure. -Buddha

 

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