|Shadow of prayer flags on the car dashboard|
|The paper prayer flags hanging from the car mirror|
Today I am back home and back to routine which includes my morning sit. Before we sit in the morning we've been playing one of Gil Frosdhal's "Practice Notes". They're only 2 or 3 minutes long and it's kind of a nice orientation for the sit and for the day. This morning we played the one on looking at your background attitude. When we sat a week's retreat with Gil in the summer this was one of the revealing things for me, to look at my back ground attitude. It gave me the opportunity to work with a lot of the fear that swims around tadpole like, just below the surface. Today when I looked I could see my desire to perfection, to get things done right, even (eek) to have the right attitude!
So here's Gil's invitation to examine our background attitude. You might find surprising things on this mini-excavation.
|Mini Alter I made for a friend|
|Matchbox Alter I made for friends going on a trip (little scroll is the Scripture of Great Wisdom (Heart Sutra))|