Valuing Simplicity

DATE: January 21, 2019
TEACHER: Jeff Warren
THEME: Valuing Simplicity
MEDITATION: Relaxed awareness
INTERACTIVE: Gratitude letter
Jeff: Many times I’ve heard Shinzen say how we begin with trying to fit meditation into our lives, but over time, a figure ground reversal can happen: our lives become more meditative. In part, that means they become simpler.  Amidst the growing complexity of our entanglements, we find ourselves beginning to appreciate simple things. Things well done. Simple pleasures once overlooked in the momentum of our busy days. This Monday, we slow things down and explore how relaxing our awareness and valuing simplicity can change our experience of meditation. Then for part two, we explore a simple and powerful way of creating and sustaining happiness: the gratitude letter.