Talk

The Busy Mind: Gateway to the Dharma

We experience a chronic expression of busyness in our modern lives. From our hectic, over-committed work and personal life, to the incessant stream of thoughts, the Busy Mind can be seen as a gateway into the Dharma. We explore how the Busy Mind is an expression of our ignorance of the three characteristics, how engaging in the Busy Mind reinforces our ignorance, and what we have to give up to release busyness.

For Your Contemplation

Practice: Go to the shopping center and practice being still in the midst of the season’s busyness. Can you let the swirl of activity and energy be seen from a place of stillness? See that it is a choice to become lost in busyness or move within stillness.

Reflection: What would I feel if I wasn’t busy being busy?