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9/22/18

Wide, well-lit, and strewn with fragrant flowers

Do not seek quiet and rest in those earthly realms where delusions and desires are engendered, for if you do, you will be dragged through the rough wilderness of life, which is far from Me. Whenever you feel that your feet are becoming entangled in the interlaced roots of life, know that you have strayed from the path to which I beckon you, for I have placed you in broad, smooth paths, which are strewn with flowers. I have put a light before you, which you can follow and thus run without stumbling.
--Krishna 

Meditation is paying attention. It is not an attempt at quieting or controlling the mind but rather an active watching of the mind. We start by paying attention to the physical sensations in our bodies. We watch without control. 

Over time we watch whatever we are presented with. These are gifts from the cosmos. Our work is to watch. 

The cosmic gifts on one hand are divergent. They are as varied as we are. Some of us begin to see colors. Others hear words. Still others see images and inhabit them. The gifts are endless in their variety. We may see, hear, feel, sense, understand. We may think, dream, sleep, know, investigate. 

On the other hand the cosmic gift of meditation is convergence. Choices fall away. Where we once saw two roads ahead we now see only one. Where we once struggled over our choices--so many paths to so many possibilities, good ones and bad ones, hasty ones and well thought-out ones--we now experience no struggle. 

We see just the one path. Wide, well-lit, and strewn with fragrant flowers. 

Black Forest
Germany
20 September 2018