This post is an “at home practice” for our Walking the Path course participants, June-July section.
Investigate and reflect on to the process of conveying the past into the present. In what ways do you find that you might be “conveying the past into the present”? Consider your work life, social life, meditation practice, self image, views about other people, family relationships, successes/failures—and any assumptions, fears, worries, and perspectives about anything. Become mindful and aware of this habitual process. Investigate it. Consider its effects. Experiment with alternatives. Share your observations and reflections with your Dhamma Buddy before we meet for the daylong in July.
Note: This reflective assignment was inspired by our course text, The Art of Disappearing, by Ajahn Brahm, page 60 paragraph 2.