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Ok, we all know we need to chant every day - twice a day, to keep our life condition elevated and our motors powered up and moving.
But what about the days when we sit down to chant and feel like we have a mountain of resistance in the way, and suddenly we have to pop up to do something...then we get distracted by Facebook (I promise this has never happened to me :) ) or we just can't sit still?
This morning I knew I had the time...I knew I had the determination...and Ugh, it felt so hard.
So I thought about all of you, and I wondered
"How can I solve this today so I can tell the readers of Chantforhappiness.com something useful? How can I be an example?"
So, I stood up and shook my hands out and danced around the room for awhile to get the energy flowing. I just let my hands shake, and breathed deeply to get the energy flowing. Then I made sure I had water and tea, and ... drumroll...I put the phone where I could not touch it, and I turned the ringer off.
I opened my favorite quote book by Daisaku Ikeda and read:
"What kinds of causes am I making right now?" "What actions am I taking?" The answers to these questions are what will determine our future ~ in this life and throughout the three existences. Herein lies the foundation of faith. True glory and victory in life lie in basing oneself on this fundamental principle.
(10/25/96) From Faith Into Action page 89, by Daisaku Ikeda
Then I sat down in front of my altar, wrote out a fresh determination for the day, and YES, my hour of daimoku sailed by. Sometimes it's easier than we think.
I hope that helps.
All my best to you!
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