What do you truly want for your life? Knowing this becomes a source of energy on our path. When we see our path clearly, we are no longer afraid.
Mindfulness is the energy of awareness that enables us to apply the practice in our daily life. This allows us to live our life in a way that is in line with our aspirations. We need to train ourselves to let go of our thinking and come back to our body and our breath.
Words for reflections from Sr. Tuệ Nghiêm:
1. What are your aspirations? What are your life’s purposes?
2. How do you practice to realize your aspirations?
3. What are the activities in your daily life that could become Dharma Doors to help you wake up and dwell deeply in the present moment?
4. Practice the mantra: Breathe, Smile, Accept.
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