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"Experiencing this awareness has more to do with subtraction than addition or multiplication. Rene Descartes was on its trail in his Meditations when he imagined all the complexities of the world to be an illusion. Take everything away with which we populate the story, and what is left? Jus ...
Sat earlier for an hour, struggle with fear and ragged breath at moments. Taking time to adjust the breathing, slower and then more relaxed. Some knee pain, restlessness halfway through. Thoughts about marching with women in solidarity, distractions around health, aversion to illness. Wanting ...
Entry for yesterday: sat and stayed with breathing, less anxiety. Dread still there but not intruding or overwhelming. Knot in belly though, sat and let in the warmth of the breath, dissolving the hard tense places.
Sitting with sangha. Few thoughts, lots of energy. Today what that seemed to release was historic shyness and embarrassment like air oozing out of a punctured balloon. I am sure there is more but for today it felt just right and about time to let all that go..
Sitting outside this morning, in a small public garden overlooking one of the city’s busiest streets as night turned into day and the city started to come alive with commuters. The sounds of the lorries, buses and cars, their headlights, the pedestrians scurrying to work joined the skyline (we h ...