A motto for the new month


Awareness is your refuge:

Awareness of the changingness of feelings, of moods, of material change and emotional change:

Stay with that, because it’s a refuge that is indestructible.

It’s not something that changes. It’s a refuge you can trust in.

This refuge is not something that you create. It’s not a creation. It’s not an ideal.

It’s very practical and very simple, but easily overlooked or not noticed.

When you’re mindful, you’re beginning to notice: 

It’s like this

Ajahn Sumedho, The Sound of Silence

4 thoughts on “A motto for the new month

  1. Thanks for the reminder. I wonder why any of us drift away from cultivating our awareness. I wonder why we might even do things to stymie our awareness. Well, that’s how it has been, and we can choose to return to our deep noticing.

  2. Great idea to have a motto as a mindfulness reminder 🙂

    “This is what is” works well too as a cue to be aware and accept the present moment.

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