Friday, December 29, 2006

Daily Meditation

The field of boundless emptiness
Is what exists from the very beginning.
You must purify, cure, grind down,
Or brush away all the tendencies
You have fabricated into apparent habits.
- Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091–1157)
To be fresh. empty of all of those things that we have picked up over time and made a part of ourselves. Those things we did not know where not who we are but those things that we now perceive as us. Those things of which we now need to let go of once again.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Daily Meditation

Lead a righteous life; lead not a base life. The righteous live happily both in this world and the next. - Buddha
How? One day. one step at a time. do that which you know to be right. It is not easy. How do you know? pray and meditate.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Daily Meditation

Spontaneity is being present in the present. Spontaneity by-passes the processes of the conceptual (aspect of) mind. Re-integration with Nature, which we are, is the recovery of spontaneity. - Why Lazurus Laughed by Wei Wu Wei
Right here right now. It is the moment. Happy and bliss are not necessary. We carry around the past and the past comes into our minds to remind us of where we have been, the joys and the loss. We carry the pain of the past and hold it here with us in the moment. Do we really want to let go? Can we let go? We make it through. We preserver. We grow and get better and heal but forever our scars we carry.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

daily Meditation:

Meditation is neither a religion nor a philosophy,
but a way of liberation.
It is the game of discovering who you are beneath the social masks.
It is said that prayer is the talking with god. Meditation is the listening to the answers.
How do you pray? More improtant is how do you listen? Meditate. Sit. be open to those things that come. Active meditation works too. Walking. breathing. movement. or stillness. just listen. quite the mind long enough to listen.
It is really not something to achieve. It is not a quest with an ending in the grail or enlightenment. It is the journey forward.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Daily Meditation

Driving produces a set of thoughts unique to the situation. It is great fun really. Almost no thought for a lot of this trip. the movement and the sounds did not bring up a lot. Certainly I am thinking as of late on relationships, intimacy, progress, and how.
Things typically just happen. Let them happen. Push? Pull? Suggest? Will? Do these things too but let it happen.