365 Day Challenge-Day 37 Enjoy Becoming a Buddha
Becoming a Buddha is not so difficult. A buddha is someone who is enlightened, capable of loving, and forgiving. You know that at times you’re like that. So enjoy being a buddha. When you sit, allow the Buddha in you to sit. When you walk, allow the Buddha in you to walk. Enjoy your practice. If you don’t become a buddha, who will? Your True Home, Thich Nhat Hanh
Simple but not easy.
Being enlightened, being loving, being forgiving are all fairly simple concepts. And I love the gentle reminder of today’s lesson that when we bring each of these elements into the moments of our day then we have in fact begun the practice of becoming a buddha. Yet it is remarkable how quickly our days can take an unexpected turn which may take us out of the present moment, thus taking us out of our practice.
Each morning before I get up, I select a word for the day. If I am anticipating a particularly full day or a day with lots of moving parts then I may select a word like faith. As in having faith that everything that needs to get done that day will get done. One of my favorite words is curious. Curious is a great word for days that may involve lots of meetings or following a day when I felt like I was more judgmental than I would like to be.
The best part of all of this may be that you can practice on yourself. Be loving with yourself, get curious about your reactions to certain things, have faith that you are enough right here and right now.