Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hoist On My Own Petard


Daily Draw: Lojong for the Layperson ~ #43

"remember these two; the vows of refuge and of devotion"

Lojong #43 suggests we follow the teachings of Buddha and devote ourselves to our community of like believers. On a less ecumenical level these suggestions apply to any group we are part of. We take mental and  physical sustenance from like-minded companions. Our success fuels theirs, our mistakes, shared, help keep others from the same errors in judgement.

My convoluted way of saying I'm up two pounds this morning, a first. If I was on program I wouldn't be. But I thought I'd try my own path this week, and am hoist on my own petard. I've mentally beat the crap out of myself. That done I'm simply blushing and will be today's shining example of what not to do.