I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene. -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
What does Seneca imply by this quote? Seems like even back in Seneca’s time, (he passed away in 65 B.C. / C. E.) the human race was dealing with “Change.” What is it about change that so can rattle our minds? Is it the sudden inconsistency? Is it getting pushed out of a routine? Is it plain fear of moving forward? Yes moving forward. What does the latter represent?
This celebration, spiritual in many ways, gradually started making its way into my life through a progression of years. Gaining intensity as the “Old Guard” as I call them, my parents, aunts and uncles started passing away. My life experience thanks to this Old Guard are memories of a human condition that was full of joy even when times weren’t so.
Mindfulness: We hear this term quite often today. What is it about Mindfulness that resonates so much with society today? ............. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.