Coming back

I sat early this morning for the first time in close to a year. I woke up to get my son off to school, walked around the house to open the windows and turned off the air conditioning, and realized it was a beautiful day. I decided in that moment that I needed to take my cushion and my blanket outside and meditate. I did not place any unrealistic expectations on my mind, I set my insight timer for 20 minutes, and just let my body relax. Where I live it is not totally quiet, there is a constant hum of engines from the farm next door, but I allowed that to blend in and out of my consciousness without letting it bother me. Various sounds in our development, animals, Birds, the occasional car… I allowed them all to fade in and out as they were. It was not the best session I’ve ever had, but it certainly was better than I expected after being away from it for so long. I truly needed this, my brain has been so full of clatter and frustration lately, and I think this help me put a short respite and perspective on it. It’s easier to pull yourself out of a funk when you can actually experience some of the good on the other side. I’m going to try to continue to discipline in the following days. Namaste my friends.

Live stream…

They’re predicting 6-10″ of snow for our area over the next few days, and while it’s not a whole lot, and I won’t be outdoors, it’s a good time to unplug.

Everything you do is Zen.

Rainbow Om, in Progress

True meditation is in every movement of the body, in everything one does. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.

– Bodhidharma

Thich Nhat Hanh

Philosophy & Practice