Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lusting- A nod (bow) to Dosho

 I have been saving up for the IPad2 for about six months. No, I never had the original IPad. On the way over to the Apple store yesterday my mind was crazy! Should I get the 16 or 32? What is the difference? Do I really need all that space? Should I get the leather cover or the cheaper one? Which one would look the best? Great faith, Great Doubt! Is this ordinary mind?

 I got to the store. I handled some "pads" and then ask the Tech Guy which he thought I should use. He helped me clarify this most important life decision. He goes back to check the stock and tells me all he has is a 64. Can't go there! He suggest I order one online. I thanked the guy and returned home.

All the way home I am feeling a little crazy. A little weird. I am amazed how worked up my mind got over this item. I have to admit, just going there and holding it and looking around took some of the energy out of the lust magnet.

I get home. I go online. I choose the 16 and the black leather cover. Go through all the steps to purchase then I ship the thing to my daughter's house. I had to let go of this crazy mind. I hope she enjoys it.

Can I tell you how freeing that was?!  Maybe I'll get myself one someday. But today my life is just fine!


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