Simon Parke  
Click here for Abbot Peter Click here for Simon's blog Click here for Simon's books Click here for Simon's consultancy Click here for Simon's retreats
 
        Cover of A Psychiatrist Screams   Cover of Conversations with Leo Tolstoy
 

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.

 
More blog posts  

 
   
 
PREVIOUSLY ON SIMON'S BLOG

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

Click here to follow Simon's blog on RSS

RSS 2.0

BREAKING TWEETS