Every Moment is a Choice

Through sitting meditation, walking meditation, chanting the Heart Sutra, I’ve become aware that every moment is a choice between wholesome and unwholesome thoughts and actions. These expedient means have gradually helped me to confront my own afflictions when they occur and realize how empty they are. I listen more intently and respond more calmly to difficulties with simplicity; every day I am seeking less. This allows me to be present and beneficial to family, friends, and all sentient beings.