Thursday, August 11, 2005
Buddhism and Autism
I was reading about this really interesting connection between Buddhism and autism. I reflect on how mindful B is, how deliberate, how he really focusses on one thing at a time. How he is able to disconnect from the mundane in this world, and concentrate his attention, on a leaf, on a string, on the shadows, on the telephone wires... Perhaps he is not stimming, maybe he is deep in meditation. Maybe he is an enlightened one. Blessing us with his presence here on earth, teaching us deep and profound lessons, to live in the moment. Appreciate what is there. Clear our minds of extraneous thoughts.