Andrew sometimes quotes J. Krishnamurti’s response to questions about his secret for living. Here’s a bit more explanation.
Easy to say and interesting to practice. Bought the wrong color paint for painting the deck outside the house yesterday and it came out looking pink. Trying hard not to mind.
@_Barry Great! The pink color can be your daily reminder to practice openness and acceptance! But in the end it all depends on what your wife thinks about it!
Thanks for the kind words. She’s not too happy. We’re going to sell the house and it is not her ideal shade for the deck that she sent me out to buy.
oh no… are you gonna strip the color or leave it as it is?
Hmmmm…pondering the “inner alignment with the present moment”.
Since perception lags behind awareness by 250 milliseconds, the present moment is a moving target.
Perhaps the realization that there actually is no identifiable “present moment”…or that there is a ceaseless unfolding of an infinite present moment…makes it even easier to not mind what happens.
Thanks for this, Barry.
Repainted wife’s color but expect big snowstorm tomorrow.
I think of Andrew’s writing about the power to say NO to the imperceptible but very real unconscious decision-making that makes up the flow of our “now,” and that cultivating an attitude of not minding what happens is an achievable landing space to aim for.
That makes great sense…I like it.
I have been watching that New England storm on the computer models…looks like Massachusetts and New Hampshire get hit pretty hard. Hope you don’t mind a bit of snow happening, Barry.
Steve, miraculously the snowblower is working (18+ years old, voted in the last election) and the paint seems to be a-drying well. Stars shining. No minding.
I did a one-breath meditation. Then another. And yet another after that.
Just a non-lucid dream that ended with insight.
This is fantastic Barry… And being fully aware of not minding what happens… Thanks… Pink must lie somewhere between Vairochana and Amitabha - very nice…Maybe the next buyers will have four-year-old twin girls who will insist on buying the house based on that aspect alone
Repainted from shocking pink to boardwalk reddish. Currently has patches of eaten and ready-to-eat sunflower seeds.
I have a sneaking suspicion that somebody is feeding the birds.
Birds, chipmonks and squirrels, some with tails, some have lost their tails. All welcome.
We still go by our old, unsold house, so my wife can feed the animals sunflower seeds and kibble because there are no animals around our new abode.
Aren’t all memories are “old memories?” We’ve been shopping at Bumps 'R US.