We had our annual Buddhist service at the Unitarian Universalist church today. i am only attending the buddhist group and not sundays but I still decided to go and give my talk with the group. I love this service, I have been doing short talks for 5 years now. this time there was a lot in the service and I only had 5 minutes.
the theme was 'beloved community' so I talked about the wisdom of 'going nowhere'. I guess I am seen as the most exciting of our group, or the one who gets the most excited. In any case my talks seem to go over well. My favorite compliment was the guy who I consider a pretty serious buddhist but we don't see much of him in our group. He has been around the 10+ years the group has been going. So after the service he came over, held my hand and said 'brilliant'. Yeah wow, I guess you had to be there.
So I feel enouraged to study towards being a meditation leader or whatever comes up again.
PS i will post the talk later but my daughter has the only copy right now
I find when I am running through the to-do list I never really get to meditation. However I have found that when I am meditating and it is going well, then I come out of meditation with huge ideas. That is kinda what happened last night. I have had entire stories in my head, one was a full formed novel (okay just need a year to write it, haha). Over the weekend I also spent some time meditating and then I came out of it with detailed plans to crochet a dragon.
I had my extra day off (in the US) today and spent a chunk of my weekend on a crochet project, spending some time with my kids, etc. Then I sat down to meditate and it was going pretty well. Out of nowhere I remembered the parking ticket I got and that it was probably very close to being doubled if I did not pay it. I pulled the ticket out of my bag and was able to pay it online in 5 minutes, and it was the last day to pay it at the regular cost! I seriously had totally forgotten,