Friday, January 28, 2011

Still Life of the Mind: #1

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Originally uploaded by Seeking Tao
The past couple of years I have noticed more and more that what I practice or experience in meditation, I could also be lived and work with during daily activity.

For example: Most people with a regular meditation practice eventually learn not to worry so much about the constant stream of thoughts that can fill a meditation. What you find is that, if you just don’t worry about thoughts, they can be left behind. They continue quietly on the surface of the mind and don’t interfere in the least with a deeper sense of rest and silence that fills the body-mind.

Now, can you maintain that in activity?
If you can, I think that’s called witnessing.
You can be aware of Unboundedness even while the mind chatters.

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