I feel as though I am beginning to succumb to a cold or, possibly, the flu since it’s going around and it’s funny how the mind reacts. Despite knowing the Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection by heart and reflecting on many of them often, I still seem to be quite the baby when it comes to getting sick. I have watched my resolve crumble, my energy fail and my attitude become dark. From the moment I first began to feel a scratchiness in my throat and the first inklings of a post nasal drip my mindfulness seemed to be stripped away leaving me with a feeling of self-pity. Yes, I know I need to take care of myself but indulging in unskillfulness certainly isn’t the way. May I practice well and not give more thought to a sick body than is necessary.
Jaradhammomhi jaram anatito