Resting and reading and nursing the child. Trying to figure out enoughness.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Zen Meditations on Being a Mother
Another Bookins acquisition and unfortunately another sort of disappointing one (maybe I'm just in a bad mood lately or something?!). Zen Meditations on Being a Mother was a quickly forgettable book and wasn't very unique or helpful. It came with a free CD of meditation music, which was kind of fun (I put it on during my yoga practice). My plan for this book was to read a "meditation" a day following my yoga practice, but I quickly realized I wasn't gaining anything from the book, so I just read it all up in one sitting. It felt obvious & somewhat trite and also glib and greeting-card-ish. Kind of fast-food pseudo-Zen, not anything sustainable and meaty. I didn't actually recognize that much "Zen" in it--maybe it was just a good title.
On the recognizably Zen side of things, my little $1 Shop Zen-a-day calendar had the following meaningful quote for today:
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" --Lao-tzu
I like to read and I read a LOT. I learned to read when I was three and never stopped! This blog was created to share comments about the books that share my days. I'm the mother of two small boys. Most of the readings logged here were read as I nursed my younger one to sleep for bedtime or nap time.
This blog is no longer being regularly updated, due to other blogging projects that have more importance to me.