Sheltering the Heart

Sheltering the Heart

Does your heart reside in the shelter of now?

Hi Laurie

I like the Buddhist idea of “big mind”, so that one is centred in the present, and extensive through space and time (aware and not overly focussed upon either the future or the past).

In this fashion one has the greatest amount of time both in terms of awareness of things coming and to choose the most appropriate actions in the present, and awareness of things past with time to learn the lessons present in those experiences, and always mindful of what is here and now.

So yes – most certainly centred in the now, and not to the exclusion of either the future or the past or any other aspect of the context of being.

Certainly there is pathology in either longing for futures without taking appropriate actions in the present, or in dwelling in the past without bringing forth the lessons from that past into the present.

Certainly one must be present to one’s own needs, and not to the exclusion of the needs of others.

Centred and expansive (in all dimensions one can conceive or appreciate)!

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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