A meditation for anxious times
Posted by Simon Parke, 26 March 2020, 5.54am
These are dismantling times when anxiety runs free and in terror, we have a thousand demands.
But sometimes we do body and spirit a favour by easing back from our demands and become inside ourselves a pair of scales, evenly-weighted and resting.
Can you imagine that…scales resting?
So still yourself for a moment, breathe deeply…and go there.
You are a pair of evenly-weighted scales. Picture it.
You’re not pushing down on either side with your preferences, instead, pure balance…how strange, how free.
And here, for a moment, is beautiful indifference.
Indifference is not the same as uncaring: it’s simply non-attachment to outcomes.
So here you are, a pair of scales, evenly-weighted, resting in the chaos of anxious demand…open towards your unfolding future.
In a state of such openness and sensitivity, even a speck of dust placed on one side or the other will cause a tilting.
Can you allow yourself to be present in this way?
For a moment, body and spirit breathe freedom.