Dear fellow practitioners,
In modern life, with it's complexities and challenges, along with it's luxuries and conveniences, it can become easy to move from stressful situations and then to fall by habit into familiar sensuality, laziness and distraction as a way to get away from the stress. As the years go by though, many people begin to realise that this running from one type of impingement to another doesn't actually seem to be going anywhere. We then develop a deeper interest in something more dependable… or something that might truly be 'leading onwards.' Our mindfulness and meditation practices, when we undertake them consistently and sincerely really do offer a skilful way to take some space from stress… and lay the foundation to go beyond all Dukkha in the future as well.
In this talk that I gave recently in Melbourne, we explore ways to refresh a sense of focus and commitment in the modern Urban context.
I hope that something contained in this talk might be helpful.
Ajahn Achalo Bhikkhu
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