Meditation - Calming the Beast

The monkey mind. Chatter. Noise. Distraction.

If you live in a city and have a job, or go to school, and have to commute  and live with other people;  your life is likely as insane as mine is. From the moment I wake up in the morning it feels like an assault. And it's nonstop. If you have a smart phone it is very hard to escape at all from anything and everything,  and find any peace in a typical day. To say that life was simpler 40-50 years ago is such a massive understatement it seems ridiculous to even mention it. Duh.

Everything from buying cereal in a store, to making reservations for a plane, to ordering a coffee from a typical coffee shop is more complex. “I will have a grande cappuccino please.” But look at all the milk choices, and  the fat percentages, like non fat, 1 percent, 2 percent, full fat, cream, half and half - and if you ask for whole milk are you, by definition, a glutton and a big fattie? What about half and half –