KeithBC wrote:I cannot conceive of having as a partner someone who would inflict such a choice.
Let one not trace back the past
Or yearn for the future-yet-to-come.
That which is past is left behind
Unattained is the "yet-to-come."
But that which is present he discerns —
With insight as and when it comes.
The Immovable — the-non-irritable.
In that state should the wise one grow
Today itself should one bestir
Tomorrow death may come — who knows?
For no bargain can we strike
With Death who has his mighty hosts.
But one who dwells thus ardently
By day, by night, untiringly
Him the Tranquil Sage has called
The Ideal Lover of Solitude.
I've been married now for thirteen years and while my wife doesn't practice, she is very supportive. In the last five or six years I've actually accommodated a busy family by meditating when it isn't inconviencing others such as very early morning and late at night. I don't believe in choosing one over the other, my important relationships and the Dhamma go together.
Drolma wrote:Same here, my husband doesn't practice, but is very supportive, often helping me drive hundreds of miles to receive teachings from different teachers. I often accomodate visiting family members by just changing my meditation time, moving it to the early hours of the morning.