See your choices

People who do not see their choices do not believe they have choices. They tend to respond automatically, blindly influenced by their circumstances and conditioning. Mindfulness, by helping us notice our impulses before we act, gives us the opportunity to decide whether to act and how to act.

– Gil Fronsdal, Vipassana Teacher.

Author: Bite-Size Dhamma

I'm a Buddhist layperson, trying to live well and skilfully with compassion, generosity, and discernment. I work in the field of housing law and homelessness casework. I have a beautiful kind wife, a very cute dog, and two loveable but surly cats.

6 thoughts on “See your choices”

  1. I had to share this one with a friend, as it was so beautiful and timely. I can relate to the Buddha’s words to that person. Gil Fronsdal is a favourite Vipassana teacher of mine. It was good to see an excerpt of his work here.

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