James the Giant wrote:I'm having a very shitty day.
James wrote:I'm having a very shitty day.
Just accept the present reality "as it is"
-- SN Goenka
alan wrote:Have a glass of wine and go to bed early. You'll feel better in the morning.
James the Giant wrote:I'm having a very shitty day. Emotionally blue - tending to black. Feeling horribly down, wishing for cessation, but I know that this is impermanent, I'll be okay tomorrow or the next day.
On the upside, I'm aware of it. A couple of years ago I wouldn't have been aware, so the dhamma has given me that so far. Awareness at least.
But in the meantime, can someone remind me of what I'm supposed to do/focus on/be aware of/approach/etc, to make good use of this suffering.
I guess be aware of it... try to be aware of anicca, duhkka, anatta, in the experiences, in the negative thoughts, sad/angry emotions, aching, tired sensations, etc, a la the Satipatthana Sutta.
I'm sure I know or knew the answer to this one, but in the middle of this emotional turmoil I can't quite remember.
James the Giant wrote:Thanks for the suggestions and reminders of what I already knew, folks. It's good to have other people who can remind me of what the path is, when I've temporarily been blinded to it.
Went and meditated an hour. Even in the midst of the inner turmoil I could still concentrate well, and so spent a good hour doing vipassana.
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