Yoga Makes You Well - May you be filled with loving kindness, may you be well,
RSS Become a Fan

Recent Posts

The long term effects of massage
Famous yoga teachers
Headstand and me
Teaching meditation to kids with malas
Yoga Graduate School


Dealing with overwhelm
Drag queen
goal setting
Mother Earth
products I like
Setting intentions
powered by

We are all on a quest for meaning and alignment

I may not be getting this

I was headed to teach my little ESL class a few weeks ago at the Buddhist Meditation Center.  I was driving in five o'clock traffic and I was running late.  Traffic in Atlanta can be truly terrible.  And it was.

As I exited the superhighway (12 lanes across), a man in a fast car cut me off and zipped past me, honking his horn. 

I have only been late to meet with the monk once, and it is very bad form.  I understand the importance of being on time for that meeting.  I felt lots of pressure to be on time.

As this man zipped past and honked, I honked my horn right back and then I shot a bird at that rude driver.  I hardly ever do that.  But he was such a jerk.  And what nerve!  He was making me late to go work with the... monk... and the... staff... at the... Buddhist... meditation,,, center.  Awww, man!  I just totally blew it.

One of the benefits of meditating is supposed to be evolving to a more kind, compassionate mindset.  You are supposedly building your merit whenever you meditate.  You attract good things to you when you meditate and do good deeds (like teach an ESL class).  When you get enough good deeds piled up, then you reach enlightenment. 

It occurred to me as I sat in my little car, trudging toward my little class, having just lost it at a rude Atlanta driver, it occurred to me that I might not reach enlightenment in this lifetime.  I just might not get there,  For a moment, I had a good look at how far off it is and it seemed like a long, long way.  In Georgia, where I am from, we would say, "It's a ways off."  Enlightenment, for me, may be a ways off.  It's okay.  I can still build up a big pile of good deeds. And drive around Atlanta, doing good deeds, flicking people off... reaching enlightenment... slowly.  Very slowly.

7 Comments to I may not be getting this:

Comments RSS
prada replica on Friday, July 11, 2014 5:25 AM
Eileen Kors totes are generally more affordable when compared with you may have thought possible. The highest substitute pertaining to males and females needing to personalized Eileen Kors totes should be to look in on-line affordable stores.
Reply to comment

strona www on Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:41 AM
design part furthermore works one other essential job, especially in small , cramped corridors will perform or perhaps a part when considering many rug intended for frost days
Reply to comment

profile on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 2:30 PM
Better suitable for vast community hall you want to not have to induce 1 another when Can help the well-chosen fence products. At least one is definitely porcelain tile
Reply to comment

supreme best essay on Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:07 AM
This blog is one of the best I have ever read. This article has each and every minute details which are explained in a understanding way. Keep sharing more thoughts. Thank you.
Reply to comment

Harry on Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:27 AM
This is the best information. your explanation is very easy to understand. Thanks for sharing a valuable tips. and you have done a great job. Thanks once sharing with us. rubber matting roll
Reply to comment

Richard Warke Augusta on Monday, November 12, 2018 2:38 AM
Richard Warke Augusta also has businesses in the aviation and hospitality industries.Emergency conditions become more critical the longer the situation continues.
Reply to comment

KentRivera on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 4:49 AM
Thanks blogger for sharing the best article. Sp flash tools Leapdroid Deezloader
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint