Listening

It was a particularly quiet Sunday morning, soft light. Initially I allow the monkey mind loose to satisfy its need to wander. After a few minutes I generally tire of that and find myself naturally either being drawn to my breath or opening to sound.

Listening involves every cell in my body; as if I were to become like the salt in the ocean, spreading everywhere equally. There is no center, no I, just presence. It is an active state, opening, listening. Perhaps there is a resonance in all things; call it prana, Shakti, grace. When we bring our palms together in Namaste to say “the light in me sees the light in you”; perhaps we can also listen with the heart as well as the ear, welcome life, and open to all experience.

This entry was posted in Meditation. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Listening

  1. Lisbeth Fritz says:

    Day 5 Meditation Challenge – Stepping into the Unknown
    The Refrigerator. So many sounds within the one. Like the human spirit, it contains multitudes. A whirring cricket, a buzzing bee a trickling stream? But then I “Know” it’s just the refrigerator. How much of what I “know” and think I “know” shapes my reality? I think I will step into the unknown, it’s so much more interesting. Who knows perhaps it is a whirring cricket, a buzzing bee and I’ll find myself walking by a trickling stream:-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *