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Just spent an hour on the cushion and I have realised how even when meditating I spend an awfully long time trying to control my thoughts.
As the meditator it can be very easy to fall into the trap of asking yourself "am I meditating yet?" when all the thoughts we have or the feelings we feel we become attached to by trying to be un-attached and that I believe is resistance.
Most of my sessions are like this and it is very rarely that I can experience complete non-attachment as I still carry with me many ideals of what meditation should be. From now on I think my approach is gonna be to just go with the flow. Screw meditating I'm just gonna carry on sitting and breathing. If I'm attached so what? If I'm not attached so what?
I'd say one of the biggest obstacles of learning Buddhism is actually un-learning Buddhism.
I am, whether there is a god or isn't I can't possibly know. You could call that agnostic but would that make me agnostic towards fairies and unicorns too? There could be a god but at the moment there is no evidence of one so we could quite rightfully assume there isn't, so to me there is no point trying to please said god. An all knowing all powerful sentient being might be fun to think about but it's no more a possibility than there actually being pokemon in the wild.
Unfortunately we don't yet get hornets here
They seem nice. I am sure they make good home or temple protectors. You just have to speak kindly to them. I speak 'wasp' incidentally. I am sure hornet is similar. Bees are the best.
Ah yes my electric toothbrush also speaks wasp. It is a rare gift.
As much as I'd love to shout out I'm a Buddhist unfortunately the conversation of religion never really comes up In surrey.