Most of us would say that we know how to take care of ourselves.
After all, we have gotten this far in our lives.
But somehow we forget how to be aware, and then other forces take over.
There is so much distraction and confusion to contend with, in our past history, in our present situation, and in particular in our patterns of mind and the way we think.
Once generated, the force of these patterns and way is unstoppable, whether it operates in our best interest or not.
We would like to communicate with our body and mind as friends, but we may no know how to synchronize the energies we experience and bring them into balance.
Even when we do have some understanding about how to nourish ourselves, can we apply it when we find ourselves caught up in events that are out of our control?
Our bodies may be mostly healthy now, but problems or symptoms my arise at any time.
Our friends and loved ones may be suddenly gone, upsetting our deepest wishes.
How will we respond then?
When we look at our situation in relation to others how much do we have to offer?
What can we do to honor those who have gone before us?
How can we lighten the load of future generations? How can we support their activities and speak to their concerns?
If we really want to address these questions, we will need to ask first how to take care of our own minds.
We have all experienced emotions like anger, disappointment, desire, anxiety, and confusion.
What can we do now to arrive at inner peace?
What knowledge can we apply in this lifetime today?