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Book: Teaching Awareness in the Buddhist Tradition

Chapter: 9. The Loveliness of the Ordinary

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44374


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Christina Feldman ( - cfeldman) 'Meditation Teacher'