Friday, September 10, 2010

The Mind in Meditation

I often compare the mind in
meditation to a jar of muddy water:

The more we leave the water
without interfering or stirring it,
the more the particles of dirt
will sink to the bottom,
letting the natural clarity of
the water shine through.

~Sogyal Rinpoche

Of Note: Through meditation we reach the soul. All of our doing, doing every day will not provide a means of reaching the soul. What is required is a quieting of the brain to let the mind shine through. In the beginning we only manage to accomplish this for short periods of time. But eventually as the state becomes more familiar and desired, the periods lengthen until the routine of the day becomes the meditation. Or so I've heard. Not being there yet, I can only imagine what that will be like.

Today's Weather Report: Clouds engulfed the sky earlier today but now the sun is peeking through. It was 34 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday morning. Today my husband came in breathlessly and said one of the dogs was hurt, and he had to go get her on the trail. After putting the other one inside, he started out the door when the hurt dog limped up the front steps. Seems hurt paws are the norm this week. My husband's wrist, which I mentioned in the last blog, was only sprained thankfully. We think it will probably be the same for the dog who is getting around pretty well after a couple of hours and half an aspirin.