Taking some inspiration from the Buddha himself, let’s enrich our practice with a little springtime mix-up.
Siddhartha Gautama was born a prince. As an adult, he secretly left the palace to begin his journey to enlightenment. He traveled for about six years, learning from monks and religious teachers. Eventually, he sat beneath the Bodhi tree for days in deep meditation and finally achieved Enlightenment, becoming the Buddha.
Sitting under a tree and meditating for days would benefit most of us. However, that probably isn’t a possibility. Instead, let’s take a piece from the Buddha’s story to inspire our practice. Perhaps new perspectives and deeper meditation could be found if we left the comfort of our “nests” and tried some outdoor meditation. Sure, it may be cozier indoors and easier to control our surroundings, but there is much to be heard, seen, and felt outside of our comfort zones. Give it a try and let us know how it goes!
Published on May 30 09 : 00 am