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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.

No preferences.

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.

A miracle.

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.

 
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