My Compass Life is a journey. Watching this virtual trip to Antartica made me reflect on the past month. It has been a long tough several weeks. I am thankful to have the Teaching as my life compass. Living each moment, I am at peace inside, whether it is a sunny or a stormy day outside. In the sea of life, both the sadness and happiness are temporary and fleeting. Without the Teaching, we would be unable to transcend this Karmic existence.
In order to truly understand the root of our sufferings, we must recognize the nature of our own mind and how our response the outer world impact our life journey. We are the product of our own doings. We create our future circumstances with each choice we make, along the life path.
For most of us, the phrase “sitting in meditation” refers to the practice of physically sitting still and and re-focusing our attention to the present moment. Living with the true Zen meaning of sitting in meditation, we effortlessly exist at inner peace while at rest and while in motion. Within the true state of sitting in mediation, we live within the life stream at full awareness and adaptively respond to the life circumstances with our Inner Light and an universal compassion.
"Both our so-called luck and misfortune are the result of our Karmic doings. We will encounter whom we must to meet, until our Karmic entanglements are fully resolved. The Karmic world is a closed system and while inside it we shall not escape our own doings."