Practice Circle on Service
Please contemplate a typical day in your life and bring to mind the predictable stressful situations and problematic individuals that often occur. As you do this, imagine how you will bring elements of this meditation into each of those stressful moments. Do this at the conclusion of each meditation session before you head out into the world.
Take some time to write about these in your journal. List the typical stress points and how you will bring the steps of this meditation into each of those moments, transforming them as gifts and opportunities rather than horrid intrusions. You might even imagine them as open wounds onto which you will apply the cooling, healing salve of gratitude, love, mindful breathing, and wisdom. Write about how you are trying to apply these during the day and how this meditative antidote impacts your mind and body.
Please share a summary of your present contemplative insights on this step in the practice circle below. Condense your journal writing (into 2,000 characters or less) and post it in a comment box below. Your personal experiences with this step of the meditation will be gifts to everyone. Please don’t be shy about sharing.