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Mindful Monday: Noticing space

Mindful Monday: Noticing space

awareness, Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness
Our minds tend to get caught up with thoughts of attraction or aversion to objects, but the space around those thoughts is not attractive or repulsive. The space around an attractive thought and a repulsive thought is not different, is it? Concentrating on the space between thoughts, we become less caught up in our preferences concerning the thoughts. So if you find that an obsessive thought of guilt, self-pity, or passion keeps coming up, then work with it in this way—deliberately think it, really bring it up as a conscious state, and notice the space around it. --Ajahn Sumedho What are you noticing about the space around things and around thoughts? ... for Mindful Monday ... Source: "Noticing space," Ajahn Sumedo, Tricycle, Fall 1995. Photo credit: "Party String," DieselDemon, 2...
Daily Practice 2017.08.18 – Embodying the Story

Daily Practice 2017.08.18 – Embodying the Story

Meditation Today (and the next few days before VACATION), I will be sharing from our sibling publication, The BeZine (https://thebezine.com). Our issue this month is about theater. Today, I'm sharing an essay from Michael Watson. Michael's piece, Embodying the Story, illustrates how even our theater space is colonized by messages of white able-bodied supremacy. He then describes Playback Theater which seeks to decolonize our theater spaces and to bring healing. You can find his original essay here: https://thebezine.com/portfolio/embodying-story/. On to the show! I’ve been making theatre for nearly as long as I can remember. My  first memory of being on stage was in grade school. I was an ultra-skinny kid with a  pronounced Polio limp, earning me the nickname, Chester, a clea...

March 18: Cosmos

Poetry, Post-a-Day, Spirituality
star stuff dna star stuff pulses in our chest like neutrons skittering calling to the bang that was in the beginning portending the omega peeling apart time like an onion revealing with tears the multiverse that is teeming with life and time that was and will be all wrapped up in a dry and shiny skin holding us together but flaking off as roots grow into the garden bin and asteroids shoot overhead . . March 18 Challenge:  Today marks the first walk in space. Reflect on the cosmos. Please add your link in the comments or paste your submission into the comments.  Be a good neighbor and visit and comment on other folk’s works! Please tag your work “MarchChallenge” P.S.  A compilation of all links can be found here. Today’s Postings: Cloaked Monk Viv in France Verse in a Nutshell ...