April 14, 2008 06:39:56
Posted By Dhamma Friend
Q: While we’re working, we need to move several parts of the body at the same time. How can we cultivate our awareness then?
LUANGPOR THONG: In formal practice or in simple jobs, move only one part of the body at a time. But in other tasks that require more than one part of the body to move, we can also cultivate our self-awareness by being aware of all our actions.
In summary, whatever we do we should be aware of what we are doing. But we have set this rule (moving one part of the body at a time) for formal practice.
This technique (rhythmic hand movements and walking back and forth) is the direct way. To cultivate self-awareness through working is indirect. Therefore this method is easy and simple to practice unless we do not want to do it or make excuses. Really anyone can do it.