Quote of the day: MEDITATION

August 9, 2010

MEDITATION

I’ve found that the basic practice of “small moments, many times” is my life-preserver in busy times.  It’s not easy to find time to sit regularly when I’m zipping around the country, but I’ve worked hard to “come back” faster and more frequently to the non-seeking, non-desiring mind; to the mind settled in itself and not leaping outside for amusement or validation; to, perhaps, some inkling of the nondual truth.  It can be as simple as an exhale, or a relaxation of the body leading to a resting of the mind.  It’s not a particularly special or exotic feeling I’m after in these moments — just a settling-back into what’s already there.  Although I am thankful for each time it works!

— Jay Michaelson

I’ve found that the basic practice of “small moments, many times” is my life-preserver in busy times.  It’s not easy to find time to sit regularly when I’m zipping around the country, but I’ve worked hard to “come back” faster and more frequently to the non-seeking, non-desiring mind; to the mind settled in itself and not leaping outside for amusement or validation; to, perhaps, some inkling of the nondual truth.  It can be as simple as an exhale, or a relaxation of the body leading to a resting of the mind.  It’s not a particularly special or exotic feeling I’m after in these moments — just a settling-back into what’s already there.  Although I am thankful for each time it works!

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