Today was sort of introspective for me, and I brought some of that to the class. It’s been a hard week for a lot of us, maybe for the same or different reasons. I wanted to talk about how we are encouraged by the Buddha to “take our seat” and accept the present moment. This doesn’t mean we go along with what we may see as moral bankruptcy in our government, or don’t recognize our world’s ecological problems. It means allowing ourselves to be fearless in the face of our suffering, and to remember that we share this suffering with all other beings. Can we sit and accept the suffering without being drowned by it?
Have a good week, everyone!