how do you practice?

Meditating your way through the ups and downs of daily life is the whole point of vipassana. This kind of practice is extremely rigorous and demanding, but it engenders a state of mental flexibility that is beyond comparison. A meditator keeps his mid open every second. He is constantly investigating life, inspecting his own experience, viewing existence in a detached and inquisitive way. Thus, he is constantly ope to truth in any form, from any source, and at any time. This is the state of mind you need for liberation.

~Bhante Gunaratana

I never sit without first forgetting how….

inquiry for today~ settle into your own way of being and call it meditation….

who is liberated?

Have you ever had the experience of stopping so completely,

of being in your body so completely,

of being in your life so completely,

that what you knew and what you didn’t know,

that what had been and what was yet to come,

and the way things are right now

no longer held even the slightest hint of anxiety or discord?

It would be a moment of complete presence,

beyond striving, beyond mere acceptance,

beyond the desire to escape or fix anything or plunge ahead,

a moment of pure being, no longer in time,

a moment of pure seeing, pure feeling,

a moment in which life simply is,

and that “isness” grabs you by all your senses,

all our memories, by your very genes,

by your loves, and

welcomes you home.

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

2 thoughts on “how do you practice?

  1. I watch a motorcycle custom builder on tv once, and realized he was doing his own Zen practice, never knowing it at all. Immersion in any creative endeavor is meditation, channeling the higher realm into the now …

    • I so try not to get too fussy about my “practices” and to make it all a part of my practice. Like my blog! Such an important reminder. There are a million ways……Thanks g.f.s….

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