Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Real Meaning of Being

That life is about being, and not doing, has become such a cliche. There is a lot truth in the idea, although not a complete one. Lately, I have become more aware of what is really called for, in the idea of being. What is really meant is the act of being actively present for oneself, and for others, in the midst of each moment. Not simply thinking about the now, but also feeling it in the heart, sensing it in the body, and letting the sixth sense of intuition fully operate within us. Bringing all of ourselves to what is happening, right there.

Actively being. Quite a tall order, and a most worthwhile one . . .

For that deeper understanding of 'being', I thank all my teachers, including Gil Fronsdal from Insight Meditation Center, Bob Stahl from Mindfulness Programs, and Eric Poche from Zen Hospice. 

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