Day 62: Community Support

Photo by  Perry Grone  on  Unsplash

Photo by Perry Grone on Unsplash

At 5:30 on Monday nights I join a group of 20-60 people, depending on the week, to sit together in silence for 1/2 hour and engage in a discussion about practice afterwards. While the rest of the week my practice is somewhat determined by my daughter's schedule, this is a time that is for me. I garner wisdom from the experience of others to make sense of the things I experience. As much as I can, I try to protect it as a time to sink into my own practice, not to think about how I teach mindfulness (though often it is through self knowledge that I find I can best talk about mindfulness with others).

There is no better way to assure practice than to find people to practice alongside. So find a group of people you can commit to and learn from. It will make all the difference.