He walked behind me as I was preparing breakfast. Tears were creating warm trails down my cheeks. His hands slid from my hips around my waist as he pressed against me in a hug. His chin rested on my left shoulder as he whispered - Feeling better? I nodded my head unable to speak. You know - he continued - no matter what bullshit people want you to believe, you are way more...especially to me. I smiled and leaned my head towards his in silent agreement. Now - he popped up abruptly pressing against my back, holding me closer - you gonna feed me, woman? I turned around with the utensil in my hand ready for action. A weapon I see! - he exclaimed with delight - Well I have my own to duel! This is when he dropped his boxers and I lost my sadness - in the kitchen, on a Sunday morning.
I wrote this as part of my email-to-friends-and-whoever-wants-to-subscribe. (Link in profile if you want to join.) This is about my now over a 1000-day meditation practice. (more humble than the title suggests, read on)
It took me a while to gather my thoughts on this. Which might be a good sign, since the aim of meditation is to extinguish all thoughts and just sit in the purity of being, ha ha.
When I started my meditation to-be-streak, I was four months pregnant, my focus completely went out of the window. On that day, I decided to brush dust off my zafu (meditation pillow) and see if I can hit a hundred day streak this time. The only meditation I’ve ever been practicing for an extended period of time was zazen: just sitting, following my breath, trying to stop the “monkey mind”, an ever-present dialog inside my head.
I first got into zazen (and Zen Buddhism, more generally) when I was around 14. It happened through literature: Hermann Hesse, J.D. Salinger (and a thin book we had lying around in our home with some literary critique on his “Nine Stories” and their zen symbolism). Then I also found some Alan Watts books, and did other reading online.
Since then, I meditated for years, on and off. The way I meditate is I sit and follow my breath. At some point, I did guided meditations (I especially liked Headspace), but I always got back to zazen. Sit, follow your breath. I normally keep my eyes closed, but that’s the weakness in me, I get distracted less easily like this. In the beginning, I also find it easier to count: “one” (breathe in) “two” (breathe out) “three” (breathe in) “four” (breathe out), up to ten, and start all over again. Then I move to breathe in and out for each count. And then I let it go. If mind wanders, slowly bring it back to breath... >>>
"El zen es la liberación del tiempo. Para que cuando abramos los ojos y veamos claramente, se vuelva obvio que no hay otro tiempo que este instante, y que el pasado y el futuro son abstracciones sin una realidad concreta." Alan Watts
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Without looking out your window, you can see the essence of all things.
The more you know,
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The Master arrives without leaving,
sees the light without looking,
achieves without doing a thing. - Lao Tzu 👁🙏🏽🖤
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