How to build your home /
See your practice as your home.
The foundations are built of your morning practice, be it silent sitting meditation, or mindful movement of QiGong, TaiChi or mindful walking.
The roof is built of your evening practice, turning devices off, TV, computer, tablet and mobile phone all off, a tea meditation could seal the day, if you choose a caffeine free tea, or you could choose a silent sitting meditation, or a seated QiGong practice, a gently moving, yet restful Zen meditation.
Between the morning and evening, the foundations and the roof, lies the day. If we don’t pay attention to the day time, to the space between the two, our home will become cluttered, untidy, unclean. So clean the house, tidy a little. In terms of meditation, this may be as simple as stopping to pause for three breaths in the morning, a tea meditation in the afternoon, a silent walking meditation at lunchtime (a park, or even a quiet street will do).
A secure, dry, clean home is a happy home.
Take care of your home well, and you will find, as you step over the threshold, that you can drop your heavy baggage (mind activity), and rest at ease.
This practice neithers begins, nor ends, just as home is always there.
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