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Monday, July 07, 2008

Peas of Mind--a pod's eye view

Some years ago, Rod Stryker, who was my yoga and meditation teacher in Santa Monica, told us that there is a space of pure peace between breaths in that moment between an inhale and an exhale.
Peace is a natural mind-state in every one of us. Peace has been there since the day we were born and it is going to be there till the day we die. It is our greatest gift; so why do we think we have no peace of mind? Experiencing peace is like looking at our hands. Usually, we see only the fingers – not the spaces in between. In a similar manner, when we look at the mind, we are aware of the active states, such as our running thoughts and the one-thousand-and-one feelings that are associated with them, but we tend to overlook the intervals of peace between them. If one were to be unhappy or sad every minute of the twenty-four-hour day, what would happen to us? I guess we would all be in the mad house!

-Thynn Thynn, Living Meditation, Living Insight

// posted by Ellen @  07:53   //Permalink// 
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