May 5 2012 marked the day to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and passing to nirvana. That day one should take particular note of the precepts. I kept it in mind all day today, but did not practise how I intended. I haven’t been feeling well for the past three months, so any time I have that I’m not hurting, I prefer to do nothing. Sounds pathetically selfish, right? But, I call those my “zen moments” of doing nothing, I do just that. Sit. Listen. Relax. Do Nothing. Even when you do nothing, you’re doing SOMETHING. You breathe. You sit. You think (or don’t think).
I spent the day with my dog, my husband, doing a little bit of errands and making a good small meal. I like to eat in peace, usually with little to no distraction, so I can enjoy my food. That, you may call, is another zen moment.
Although, I may honestly say, I most likely will not attain nirvana in this life, because I have become attached to many things in this life of mine – as comfortably and yet sometimes difficult it may be – I prefer to make it worthwhile for my loved ones and for other sentient beings to make use of my life.
So no matter how you spent today, may it have been with the precepts in mind, and in good company to keep you happy and healthy.