Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Meditation on my mind
I talk about meditation, wonder about it, have no doubt that it's important, but still haven't done it. A good lesson to learn this year, stop talking and start doing. And so, since I have no personal experience, the following words are not mine -- but I think these words are important, whether used for meditation, or otherwise. The duck story is so meaningful and says so much about our state of mind -- helps us visualize how we set our own limits, create our own reality -- but reality is simply what we make it. Choices folks, it's all about choices!
“Although meditation has been described as a reflective mode of thought, a more accurate definition might be a mode of "no thought....
The power of meditation is perhaps best illustrated through the following Zen puzzle: Close your eyes, and in your mind picture a duck inside a narrow-necked bottle. Now, without breaking the bottle, get the duck out.
OK, time's up. Now did you give up and feel frustrated or depressed because you always give up, you loser? Or did you feel elated because you got the answer and think you're better than the rest of us? The answer is: The duck is out. Just like that. You put him inside the bottle in your mind, you can take him out the same way. http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-hew-myturn30-2009mar30,0,1220023.story
Posted by Chloe at 6:39 AM