Meditation should be of Spirit. It should be done regularly.
I plead guilty. I haven’t meditated in more than 6 weeks.
Perhaps even longer.
I have noticed moments of awe, in those 6 weeks.
Micro fragments in Spirit.
Not so many. But still some.
Then today, a longer moment.
Only 5 minutes.
A whirlpool of inspiration.
We think that we have to make time for Spirit, but it doesn’t work this way. Spirit will claim time, regardless. We only have to be open to those moments. That means, letting go of thought, and reasoning, and memory, and past experience.
A duty is something we do to conform to a given environment.
Duty is of the mind. We don’t have a duty to Spirit.
Still, in the past 6 weeks, my mind claimed too much of my being. Leaving too little time to Spirit. Mind can at least try to schedule a time to claim less of my being, and for making space for Silence. Mind can surrender for seconds, perhaps even minutes, just enough for Spirit to be noticed.
A micro moment of awe,
waiting for a train,
and enjoying the sun,
and the beauty around us.
Or 5 minutes of rest,
Or 20 minutes of
walking or sitting meditation …
which doesn’t sound spontaneous,
but is indeed a surrender to Spirit,
an action inspired by Spirit.
So, who is pleading guilty in that first line of this post?
It is certainly not Spirit.
It must be mind,
finding an excuse,
as it always does.
An excuse to always remain in charge of things,
always chattering, a cloaked dictator,
trying to outsmart Spirit.
Except that in between two thoughts,
Spirit always puts a wedge, …
that sooner or later
we forget to ignore …
Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) May 2013 – @home – Canon ixus HS230 – IMG_2755
I first published this post on “Me & Ian or Spirit & Earthling”, on July 26, 2013 with the following recommendation:
… a first guest post at a brand new, ever morphing blog, started a couple of days ago by my friend Ian …