The Paramis: Practicing with Patience

For Your Contemplation

Over the next two weeks we will focus our practice on three elements of patience: relaxing, observing and allowing. See if you can insert a pause throughout the day. See if you can pause without expectation of something happening. Pause just for the sake of pausing. Also, periodically notice how you are holding your body. Maybe us a body scan with every sit. See what you notice about your body with or without the scan. Finally, throughout the day just notice that you are seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching and thinking. Notice if the experience or moment changes when you pay attention to a sense door.