Monday, May 15, 2017
Pulling Garlic Mustard
It's a small thing. Pulling garlic mustard on the roadside for 5 minutes. Today, i pulled Japanese knotweed near a stream for 10 minutes.
Yet this is what we do when we pull the weed of impatience for a minute as we sit at a stoplight patiently. We weed an unkind thought and replace it with kindness.
What would you weed? Irritation? Desire? Resentment? Envy?
Simply being mindful of these unskillful mind states leaves us, for a moment, with the spaciousness of mindfulness.