My deepest gratitude, thanks and joy to this lovely lady, my dear friend Heather Finlayson.
This post exists merely to point you to her wise digital hut. Each moment we stand, sit, cook or eat (in other words, in-habit the mealscape) we should try to stay awake.
If you would like to know what it means to “row” gently through your life, awake to its pleasures and setbacks, let us replay her words, taken from her blog post: “Gently down the stream.”
When you stop discriminating good and bad (equanimity), and cultivate love and compassion, the mind is said to be naturally joyful. I think of it as a child-like grace. A small child has not yet made the myriad decisions, the thoughts that pile up and then calcify into a painful judgmental worldview. Be like that child, now, now, now, now.