Day 162, Evening
Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
“Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.”
Fasting may not be as easy as feasting, but after a while it is not too different. Both are extremes. It is not hard to go the extreme way, but what is really difficult is neither to fast nor to feast, but to be moderate in everything we do. This is what the Buddha called the Middle Path. It requires great artistry and vigilance. Instead of negating the body and senses, we train them to be valuable instruments.
Eating good, wholesome food in temperate quantities will strengthen the body. If the body is not strong, it cannot contribute to the welfare of society, and cannot give the best account of itself in life. We harness our physical, mental, and intellectual capacities not to make money or achieve power or fame, but to use these faculties to make our contribution to life. (WLB)
As your day draws to a close, spend a few moments in silence and stillness. Breathe deeply. As your breath goes in and out, pay attention to its rhythm, God rhythm alive in you.
• for a love of and commitment to the communities in which we live
• for new ideas in order to better serve those around us
• for those who work in education
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism