Book: Teaching Awareness in the Buddhist Tradition
Chapter: 9. The Loveliness of the Ordinary
The short essay, also accompanied by a guided meditation (‘Touching the Ordinary’), offers a reflection on the importance of appreciating the ordinary life through the awakening of awareness. The renunciation of haste can become a way to appreciate life and to access a deep attention that can illuminate what is buried in the heart. Awareness is what helps us understand and appreciate the miracle of being alive.