e shtunë, 23 qershor 2007
Noise, Noise, Noise
It seems there is constant demolition and construction near where I live. Some days it is tolerable....other days not so much. I have a daily meditative practice of centering prayer and sometimes it is extremely difficult to keep the focus. If I can let the word, let the mantra do the work things are fine. Some days I have to engage in a fair amount of self-talk..."just say your word, just say your word." I think, perhaps the days that I'm not willing to embrace the noise, when I try too hard to have a "good" meditation is when I struggle the most. Expectations can get me into a lot of trouble. If I can turn towards the source of life, when I relinquish some of the control (what a frickin' concept).....miracle of miracles...ah, stillness and quiet.