Things have been rather busy of late and to be honest I'm feeling a bit fraught with one thing and another. More than a bit ruffled at times.
Looking at our recent additions of Dharma talks from Rev Master Myoho at the Place of Peace Dharma House in Wales I decided to start listening to them on the long drive to and from work. Not 'religiously' but as and when I might feel the need to centre myself.
Ironically the first CD I decided to listen to had a talk on reflection. Taking time to ask a question about an issue or some such thing and then letting the question drop as you sit, not looking or an answer or expecting one. I've been listening to that talk alot.
So I've been allowing my question to float about in and out of awareness for a while now. Being aware of this has helped me to be aware of my mental state and to rein in that monkey mind some what, not always, but the more I do it the easier it is. Over thinking is not a good thing for the tired mind, stopping is what's needed.
It's also helped me notice how easy it is to get distracted and drawn into the less positive dynamics of life, particularly in the workplace. And how some have a knack for drawing you in, feeding the fire so to speak. Of course we only really get drawn in if we want to. So the question arising in relation to that is why do I? Well I have some ideas.
In other news...
The Green Peace protesters on the Stena Carron deep sea drilling boat moored off Bressay have given in to legal threats against their occupation of one of the anchor chains after a few days hanging about in rough seas and should be removing their 'survival pod' tomorrow, weather permitting.