Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The List Of Faults
A lot of us try to keep a list our our faults or character defects/shortcomings as a way to keep track of how we are doing on a daily basis. I have my list but find that this "cataloguing" is very hard to remember. I can review it at night, but it seems I don't access it when I need it during the day. So what I try to do is focus on one thing: being loving in service to others, and making time for meditation. If I am kind and loving in action, it does not matter what negative "catalogue" thoughts come into my mind. I can ignore them if I am focused on that one thing: being loving and helpful. The mediation time is to make sure that I don't over help and burn out. At night, in my review of my day, I find that I have been less selfish, whiny, resentful and judgmental. My heart is changed more by action than analysis. It works for me.