|L-hook (foreground) and ?-hook (background) They used to be identical.|
All the bear had to do was hang on the bird feeder. Amazingly, it's hanger held (though bent from a C to a /\. And the ?-hook bent like butter. That bear has super-human strength. And it is hungry. Really hungry.
Would that our own "hooks" could be unbent so easily.
Which of the main 3 hooks is your biggest? (We all have all of them, so don't worry. You'll get to work on the others later.)
Greedy--desire for the pleasant--for stuff or for pleasant states of mind.
Aversive--pushing away the unpleasant--perhaps critical, impatient, or irritable
Delusional--confused or wishy-washy
Then relax. And practice loving-kindness toward yourself.
Read pages 77-79 of The Meditative Gardener for a fun quiz to figure this out.
Here's an example:
G I always store my trowel in the same place.
A I leave my trowel lying around.
D Hmmm. I don’t remember where I left my trowel.
G My tools are organized.
A My tools are in a jumble.
G My tools are color-coordinated.
G My garden gloves are color-coordinated with my garden boots (or
A I never wear gloves.
D I can’t find my gloves.