The Internal Made External, Part 2

I left the door open as I sat in meditation today, and after a few minutes my dog wandered in. She sat in front of me, and I could feel her watching me. Eventually she nuzzled my hand. I smiled a little in acknowledgment but kept my eyes shut, knowing that if I didn’t engage with her, she’d get the hint and leave.

So it is with our thoughts. Don’t react, just be aware they are there. Usually they leave, and sometimes, as Manta Ray did today, as Vivi did a few months ago, they come back more insistent, calling for more nonattachment. All in a day’s practice.