By Kim Weeber
Many of us suffer with perfectionism, and we can bring that into our spiritual practice, assuming that we can use meditation to in some way become more perfect. Of course, we will be disappointed over and over again, as we fail to meet our standards. We can also hold our teachers to some standard of perfection, and be supremely disappointed when they fail us.
How can we hold spiritual practice as skillful practice? A way to practice inclining more toward what is skillful and leads to happiness, while still acknowledging our human imperfections. Can we practice forgiveness and compassion as we and other around us make mistakes?
Let's explore this together on Wednesday, January 15, 7pm.
By Cheryl Wilfong, Guest Teacher
Cheryl's new book Breast Cancer Meets Mindfulness is about surrendering to life — just as it is, without wanting anything to be different.
What we are surrendering is our sense of self — the self that thinks it has agency and control, the self that wants one thing or doesn't want another, the self that thinks it knows better than life how to live it. We surrender our fight with the present moment.
Breast Cancer Meets Mindfulness was selected as Book of the Year by Independent Publishers of New England.
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