Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Take a comfortable upright posture.
If you are sitting on a chair then make sure you feet are flat on the floor.
If you are sitting on the floor make sure your knees are lower than your hips.
Use as many cushions as you need for this.
Close your eyes and rest your hands palms up in your lap or in chin mudra, with your thumb and forefinger touching.
Now bring your awareness to the sound of the breath
Take notice of the sound the breath makes as it enters the body
And the sound the breath makes as it leaves the body.
Concentrate on the slight whistling sound
Or the rise and fall of the chest
Or the slight tickling of the upper lip as the breath flows in and out of the nose.
Stay with it.
The mind is designed to fly from one place to the next
It is not necessary to clip any wings
Only to watch from a distance
And bring the foreground awareness
Back to the breath and to the strangely soothing
sounds and feelings
of the breath coming in
and the breath going out.
Now bring your awareness to the silent gap at the end of the in breath...
And that same silent gap at the end of the out breath…
Rest your awareness in that silent gap.
The mind may wander here and there
Just don’t follow it…
Keep bringing your awareness back
To the sound of the breath
And the silent gap between the in breath and the out breath.
Keep doing this for twenty minutes.
Now slowly bring your awareness back to your body and to the room.
Wriggle your fingers and your toes.
When you are ready, open your eyes.
you are now a meditator.
Please keep going…
1. The world needs you to.
2. It’s free.
3. That silent gap between the in breath and the out breath holds the answer to every question you have ever asked.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Water changes the view in eight hourly intervals.
The river, for a while snakes along curvily, lazy
but soon the sea fills her
and she spills over rocks and engulfs the spit,
a landscape alive with lines of waves.
We are a team, you say,
The high and the low tide
each defining the landscape
with an image
that looks permanent
in shapshot -
endless eddies of give and take
You have taught me to have faith that even at the lowest tide,
the sea is only waiting for a chance to return.
And you are learning
To welcome the incoming tide
That threatens to wash away all you are.