Take a 60 second time – out of the day’s hustle and hassle.
For use at work or home or out and about – take a copy with you.
Whenever in the night or day you need to be mindful:-
Light is light for us all whatever the source.
Enjoy three conscious breaths.
BREATHING IN:I know that I’m breathing in….BREATHING OUT: I know that I’m breathing out….
Let your breath breathe you – bringing you back home to Wholeness and anchoring you in the now.
Let whatever thoughts or feelings emerge arise to the surface.
As you breathe see your mind as a movie-theatre.
Witness each thought or feeling that arises
entering onto your inner movie screen, left or right, up or down.
Don’t resist or chase any thought or feeling just witness them.
Say to each thought or feeling that arises
“Hello. Welcome. Thank-you. Goodbye.“
Then see the thought-feeling exit left, or right, from the movie-theatre.
Breathe the breathing.
Let the breathing Breath breathe you.
Sense the Whole to which we all belong.
Invite the quietness.
Breathe into your stillness.
Return slowly to the here-and-now.”
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SHORT COMMENTARY FOR WHEN YOU HAVE ANOTHER MINUTE OR TWO
On returning to our world of dualities we find concepts –
“Concepts are delicious snacks with which
we try to alleviate our amazement.”
( A J Heschel)
As a whole we should fly with two wings – the nonduality of ‘oneness via unitive meditation‘ and the duality of ‘me and my concepts & things‘.
Both wings are needed.
When meditatively, we are in amazement/awe/wonderment we are at-one, nondual, ego-less or ego-quietened. We rest as Awareness. I = no-self Awareness.
When we return to thought as in thought-forms ‘I-me’, ‘I-IT’, ‘I-we’, ‘I-thou’.’ In thought-forms – we always have duality, subject and object, twoness.
Neither is bad, together they are wings though which to fly spiritually.
Work only one wing and we are crippled – flapping on the ground going round and round in circles.
Nonduality is where we let go and instead let be the Universe, the Source, the Whole, Ultimate Reality, God (choose your preferred term). We rest as Awareness. “I = no-self Awareness.”
Duality is where we chop wood, carry water, do the laundry, feed the kids, earn a living………………….
Hooray for our two wings of being!
We are a being with Being.
The core of all Traditions is One.
There are many paths upward but only One Summit.
“Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.” – Meister Eckhart