Posted by: Upāsaka | 12/21/2015

Replace the Bad with the Good

An idea has been gathering strength in my head over the last few days as I struggling with the impulse to act unskillfully. In attempting to figure out some ways to deepen my empathy and strengthen my connections with others on a felt level I have begun to look more  at volunteering with organizations that serve the poor and mentally ill. Years ago I considered this a large part of my practice but with two kids it eventually was impractical. So, while my family is away for Christmas, I figure I will take the opportunity to replace bad habits and actions with good ones and use my time not only for solo meditation but to connect with others out of compassion.

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