The Larger Environment in Your Practice
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

The Larger Environment in Your Practice

The continuity of awareness links meditation practice with everyday life. Whether you’re talking, eating, or walking—whatever you are doing takes place within a larger environment. With awareness, you recognize that you and your activities are all part of the environment. Connecting with the wholeness of the environment brings oneness with the action, making each activity … Continue reading

Negative Negativity
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Negative Negativity

Negative negativity refers to using philosophies and rationales to justify avoiding our own pain. It is usually self-justifying, self-contained. It allows nothing to pierce its protective shell. It is a self-righteous way of pretending that things are what we would like them to be instead of what they are. The conceptualized negativity, the negative negativity, … Continue reading