Turbulence meditation

There ought to be a turbulence meditation! Noticing the turbulence around, noticing the still point at the center, noticing your reaction to the turbulence, noticing what there is to notice, noticing. Neat! I like that!

It is not a withdrawing from, but a being fully present in. The difficulty with turbulence is that we get stuck in our reactions and our tenseness and our pain and panic and our frustrated expectations, and do not notice the rest of things. And there may be a rest in there. There is certainly silence between the notes of cacophony, and something perhaps pain-free underneath pain, and certainly quiet in the midst of running all about. If we attend.

So it is important that we attend: cooking, putting on our shoes, walking, panicking, arguing, life.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 7th, 2006 | No Comments »

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