Saturday, August 24, 2013

When the flakes settle

Like the archer straightening his arrow and perfecting his aim, the practitioner of meditation straightens out the mind while aiming his or her attentional energy at its object. Learning to drop what we’re doing, however momentarily, and to genuinely pay attention in the present moment, without attachment or bias, helps us become clear, just as a snow globe becomes clear when we stop shaking it and its flakes settle.
Lama Surya Das 


  1. Thank you, Elizabeth. The words that ring loudest for me are "without attachment or bias." What is, simply is. xo

  2. I have to admit that when I read the title of this, I thought your boys had engaged in a food fight involving corn flakes.

    But meditation — it's on my list of things to do. Thank you for the gentle reminder.


  3. Oh. The arrow analogy is just what I needed today. Such a clear visual prompt. Thank you.



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