This morning I am sitting on my deck and it is absolutely gorgeous but who should break my concentration but Lucky who is insisting I throw rocks for him to chase. He is a Jack Russell possessed. Last weekend I was embarrassed when he attempted to drop his rock into a dinner guests lap. He had hopped up on the wall right beside L and thank goodness the rock missed the chair but made a loud thump as it hit the deck underneath L's chair. Lucky's other two
companions scold him on a regular basis. They are concerned that he will get them banished from any and all social gatherings. Which would be horrible because of all the fallen goodies they would miss.
In undertaking a spiritual life, we must make certain that our path is connected with our heart, according to author and Buddhist monk Jack Kornfield. Since 1974 (long before it gained popularity in the 1990s), Kornfield has been teaching westerners how to integrate Eastern teaching into their daily lives. Through generous storytelling and unmitigated warmth, Kornfield offers this excellent guidebook on living with attentiveness, meditation, and full-tilt compassion.
Part of what makes this book so accessible is Kornfield's use of everyday metaphors to describe the elusive lessons of spiritual transformation. For example, he opens with "the one seat" lesson taught to him by his esteemed teacher. Literally it means sitting in the center of a room and not being swayed or moved by all the people and dramas happening around you. On a spiritual level it means sticking "with one practice and teacher among all of the possibilities," writes Kornfield; "inwardly it means having the determination to stick with that practice through whatever difficulties and doubts arise until you have come to true clarity and understanding." The same could be said for this "one book." Among all the spiritual self-help books, this is a classic worth sticking with and returning to–a highly approachable teacher that can only lead to greater clarity and understanding.
It is interesting to see which of these desires I am currently practicing . I am completely addicted to yoga and starting tomorrow I am signing up for..GET FIT WITH YOGA – 7 DAY YOGA CHALLENGE JUNE 1-7 .