No such thing as wasted time

The concept of wasted time doesn’t exist for a meditator. Little dead spaces during your day can be turned into profit. Every spare moment can be used for meditation. Sitting anxiously in the dentist’s office, meditate on your anxiety. Feeling irritated while standing in a line at the bank, meditate on irritation. Bored, twiddling your thumbs at the bus stop, meditate on that boredom. Try to stay alert and aware throughout the day. Be mindful of exactly what is taking place right now, even if it is tedious drudgery. Take advantage of the moments you are alone. Take advantage of activities that are largely mechanical. Use every spare second to be mindful. Use all the moments you can. — Gunaratana

By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
●  Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English: An Introductory guide to Deeper States of Meditation

Comments are closed.

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: