knowing, growing, becoming
Now that many of us have been urged to stay inside, boredom may arise. It's kind of interesting that we are in a situation many adepts go through great lengths to ensure: isolation. There is a time honored tradition of using this circumstance to explore the inner universe. Deep attunement to your body and mind may not be your natural habit. However, once you begin to turn your attention to nuances of breath, motion, thought, sensation and emotions with an interested observer mindset, you may be surprised to find the constant flow and change within relative exterior stillness. A key is to study yourself with appreciation and gratitude for your precious existence. Another is to understand how much we effect others and others effect us during this time.
Next, we might begin to understand that our inner flow is very much like the outer flow of nature....constant change. There is one big difference though, that is so unique and primal that it may go entirely unnoticed and remain in the background. The you that has been You your entire life is always there experiencing. That simple Awareness we take for granted is touched yet in some way also untainted by life, it just IS. It has been described to be like the empty sky that is unaltered. Emotions, thoughts, sensations and perceptions are like the clouds that come and go.
As you observe your current body mind experience, allow yourself to sink into deep appreciation, give yourself permission to celebrate your unique existence, allow your flow to shimmer, shift and dance within. Feel the mystery of life without labeling anything. A great Zen Master I met called this "Don't know" Mind.
7/31/2022 12:03:41 am
Thiis is awesome
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Gary T. McCabe