An article by an auto industry specialist contained information that I thought should have led the Outrage of the Day digest. He wrote that your car is like your smartphone, it knows all sorts of stuff and some of it has nothing to do with maintenance and performance of your car. Example #1: It knows if you have gained weight. The car companies own this data, not you. And, I thought Google and Facebook were the menace in the privacy department.
Discussing that today as well as the mere suggestion learned in a mediation practice that one should be kind to themselves as they begin again. “With Kindness, Begin Again.”
Beginning again is a constant requirement in a daily meditation practice and beating yourself up about how your attention span is like a mayfly and you can't get through one breath cycle without thinking about something else doesn't do you any good in successfully developing a daily discipline of mediation.
And, I did. Try it. I'm sorta amazed just reading it, or saying it to myself every day, that like a mantra, it is calming. Kindness: an underrated aspect of achieving and maintaining goals. I came to it late in life.
Now, I'm going to drive to the store with my car knowing I've gained 3 pounds. This totally and absolutely FREAKS me out.
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