Monday, October 21, 2019

One Key to chanting a "SOLID HOUR"

Here's my Fall altar 
My wonderful boyfriend Rocco brought me the big and small pumpkins, the flowers and the apples for my altar. So cool. After many years of chanting for love, 
 I am with a man who is honoring my life. 
That's actual proof, baby! 
Don't give up no matter what! 

I tried something new while chanting today, and it worked so well I just had to share it with you right away. 

We all know we want to chant as much daimoku as we can, and we also know that the quality, the concentration, the focus of our time in front of the Gohonzon - having a chat with the core of our life itself, is very important. 

And sometimes we get distracted. I know I'm not alone with the lure of the telephone constantly calling me. When I keep it beside me it's hard not to reach for it to see if anyone's reaching out to me for something important. 

But it is a major distraction for chanting. I sometimes keep it in the other room. But that's not easy either. 

Today, the first full day of my 35th year of practice, I determined to chant a SOLID HOUR of daimoku. That means, no getting up for any reason, no checking email, no checking Facebook, no looking away from the Gohonzon, but I can have sips of water or coffee. 

Not easy. But I did it. HOW? 

I set my clock on my phone to STOPWATCH, started the Stopwatch and turned the phone over. 
The stopwatch was running on the front of my phone, so I knew I wasn't going to check it for emails or Facebook. And when I did, just for a second, consider getting up to do something (turn off the air conditioning), I looked at the stopwatch and saw I'd chanted 37 minutes of absolutely uninterrupted, super-focused Daimoku, I turned my phone back over and kept chanting until I got to an hour. A SOLID HOUR of concentration! Woohoo! 

Of course, you don't have to chant for an hour, chant as long as you can, with focus, that's the important thing. 

So that's my hack for concentration for you today. 
I hope you have a great day and week!

For me, this week's focus is on continuing creating 
and welcoming people into my program 
"New you for a New Year!" 
Freedom from Emotional Eating 
through EFT Tapping Now. 
It consists of Buddhist principles, (One of my downloads is "Win in the Morning and You Win in Life!) and a series of modules, videos, downloads, live zoom calls, and for my VIP clients, private zoom calls. If you're interested in finding out more please send me an email at Tapforhappiness@gmail.com with two times you are available to talk via zoom or WhatsApp or phone. I'm on GMT-4, Eastern U.S. time. Cheers! 


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