"Practicing in Daily Life"
"After two weeks at Shwe Oo Min Monastery I needed to leave because I was going to see my family. I was very interested to see if I could keep myself mindful outside of a retreat centre. I found it very challenging. It was very difficult for me and I felt I needed to practice a lot more. After my parents left I came back to Shwe Oo Min in Yangon to keep learning form the teacher and increase the momentum that I had before, and that now had disappeared. So I needed to build it up again little by little. At the beginning a felt very sad about it because it was so difficult to build it and just with some moments of no mindfulness-- it was gone. However, it was also a very good experience because it taught me how sensitive can be the practice if we don't practice continuously and it also told me where I was in the practice. I realize that I had a long way to go so that it is better that I not get excited about experiences and keep myself humble. The way is very long. The Path is very long."