Sunday, November 25, 2018

If I were the most selfish person in the world - 2

If I were the most selfish person in the world I would be more in the present moment.  Just one mindful breath relieves me of the automatic pilot thinking, often hovering just above or below consciousness, often pernicious, that can permiate and rule so much of my mental life, often to th edetriment of others and myself (which inevitably leaks out towards others.)   Just the brief moment-to-moment experience of the present redirects the momentum (another word for karma) of my participation in internal and external life, cultivating within me a state of non-harm and therefore of peace of mind.  If I were the most selfish person in the world I would be more in the present moment, because it works.