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Meditative Stillness

I try to meditate for 20 minutes each morning before breakfast. In these endless days of sheltering in place, it helps but, not as much as I’m sure it could. Spoiler alert…I’m not very good.

The main reason, I drink two cups of caffein laden tea before I start, which give me the jitters. However, there are contributing factors too. For instance when my thoughts start to wonder, skittering off to some worthless but, for the moment, interesting topic, I’m slow to drag them back, preferring instead to think about what’s for breakfast than going back to dull chore of peacefully counting in and out breaths. Another reason, I always seem to have to go to the bathroom at exactly the wrong time…enough said.

I’m know there are better ways to meditate but for now, I’ll stay where I am because frankly I’d be lost without it.

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Buddhism my opinion

The Magnificent Silence Between Thoughts

The silence between the bumps and burbles of our “monkey” mind’s endless river of thoughts contains the universe. We sometimes (but very rarely) feel its presence during meditation.

As we sit in our homes during this lockdown period, separated from all familiar routines, the stardust of our being is a little easier access.

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Buddhism my opinion

Light In A Dark Place

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art Buddhism

The Big Question

Everyone has at least one.

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family my opinion

Morning Read

There is, if we’re lucky, a brief time each morning when breakfast is eaten, dishes are washed and we settle down to read the paper. A treasured private moment before the day’s events begin to intrude.

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art

Street Sitting

On a busy street still as stone; calm and quiet; not alone.

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my opinion

Stop And Consider

It’s not the future, it’s not the past. All we have is now.

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Buddhism

An Appreciation Of Shadows

Hiding in the gloom of our lives are memories of things gone and yet to come. If we allow ourselves to be comfortable in this sometimes troubled low light place, slowly there will come peace.

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Buddhism my opinion

Just Sitting

Meditation quiets our “monkey” minds. My hope is that more people discover this lovely, powerful technique.

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art

Meditation

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This was not taken on the streets, nor is it an image that I usually,post, but the hands and the deep blacks made a deep impression on me.