posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 05:05 PM
reply to post by LifeIsEnergy
If it's a place on your property you could by a cheap tent and set it up and sit in there. I'm thinking about doing this. Or maybe getting some
sort of mosquito net fixture that you can sit in, I'm thinking about that if I don't get a tent. Only problem is you wont really feel like you are
out in nature with a tent, but it is very peaceful regardless to just sit in a tent. That keeps the bugs out, otherwise use bug spray.
I honestly don't think the Buddha would just let the bugs bite him (maybe in his days as an ascetic, but not in his own). In the biography I read,
it talked about buffalo herders using smoke to keep the bugs off the water buffaloes. Maybe they used a fire and smoke from straw to get rid of the
bugs for themselves, maybe some herbs? It is intuitively unhealthy to let bugs bite at you, whether you know about the diseases they carry. I think
they found ways to limit the bug bites.
I'll join in this weekend too. Admittedly not a lot of meditation lately, but my mind is on the world cup, and how people all over the world are
watching. I like to focus on the country's people as the games happen, feeling their triumphs and/or pride. They should be proud just to be there.
That's just a rational awareness, not some hypersensitive, empathic sort of thing. Just realizing how much this event brings the world together. I
guess that can be considered meditative in a way, maybe.