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3/19/18 all day long, each action, bringing the mind back to the task at hand. whatever was being done; any thought that would arise, pulling at the present moment; come back, be here. habituating a present moment and then the next. the hardest one to forgive is the closest one waiting with her outstretched hand. […]
3/18/18 the chai spills over the desk, dripping down onto the wooden floor; there are towels for clean up. promise myself the next time to say no as the twenty is exchanged, caching faith for you. the cat stenching sickness, how can you be angry? rumi says this body is a guest house; i say […]
holding #8 steel blue knitting needles, 40 garter stitches, nothing fancy. I’m making a scarf, I’m always making a scarf and it doesn’t seem to really matter that I don’t have a finished product. That’s not why I knit. Right now, it’s mostly about bringing my mind into the present moment, staying aware of my breath…breathing in bring right needle under loop on left needle, loop yarn around, over, feel the drag of the wool yarn across my index finger, pull the needle through and voila! another stitch is born…breathing out start again. Keep the yarn just so…not too taught, not too loose…the middle way…keeping the hands busy, the mind occupied, the shoulders down and relaxed, the head tipped slightly down but not strained. I think I love to knit.