When we are mindless, we are like a helpless pan of boiling water. When we are mindful, we are like a good cook, controlling our temperature.
Everyday living automatically gives us stresses. We need to balance our response wisely.
To be patient in our relationships, we can extend others the same understanding we give ourselves.
We cause ourselves strain when we do not transition smoothly between activities. By making our actions smooth, we can encourage non-violence and wisdom.
Part of mental health is being able to keep the mind simple when life gets apparently complicated.
Over time, our meditation practice changes us. We become better able to focus, and less attached to ourselves.