10 thoughts on “#34 The Relevance in the Present of Past Experiences

  1. Hi Hedi, you’ve given me permission to think harder about what my own aspirations are for learning and “being”. I suppose I am finding that I must “learn” every day in order to do better at “being.” A Zen master would probably be very disappointed with that plan, but I continue to keep learning things I wish I’d known so much sooner. NOt quite ready to let go of learning! But it is exhilarating to read of your commitment to experiencing the present moment as you describe. Looking forward to talking with you about this…


  2. Wonderful post. Beautiful thoughts. I also am finding grace in remembering that we are all growing and changing at every moment. Love and looking forward to seeing your place!


  3. A quote from “Being with Dying” by Joan Halifax.

    Maintaining the story of ‘I’ is exhausting. Defending the ‘I’, promoting the’I’, accumulating merit for the ‘I’ can wear you out. On the other hand selfless compassion can be energizing. We feel the world through itself, beyond the boundaries of our story line. We let our experience be, no longer trying to grasp what we like or to defend ourselves against what we fear.

    Thanks for sharing, Hedi, and getting our wheels of mind turning back to present moment experience.


  4. Hedi, What a splendid post!I especially cherish your expression ” Exquisite attention to the moment”  for me it translates exactly what  might be a real spiritual life.  Anyway it is my motto for awhile or may be for ever.And bless Susan for being such a compassionate and fun companion in your new home and life.Love to you ma chérie.  Fanou


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