Awakin.org

Waking up to Wisdom
In Stillness and Community

Reader comment on Bertrand Russell's passage ...

In Praise of Idleness


On Jun 2, 2014 chitarta wrote:

 we consider meditation as EFFOERTLESS CHOICELESS AWARENESS as a deep leisure or doing nothing...no aim, no controle or judgement of WHAT IS in this very moment....at rest....in those periods of time various spontaneious creativities NATURALLY arise.....like in one situation we were overwhelmed w joy and created beautiful flower-branches- all from nature collected art arrangements without ever having done it before and not knowing the outcome..... incl. writing poetry....as more as we give ourselves to  SILENCE & BEINGNESS creativity will naturally arise incl. not to create anything at all and  just BE.......


On Jun 3, 2014 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

 Hi Chitra:

What you wrote is not like a pie in the sky. We all need to learn to enter into the extensive and non-judging, judge- suspending quiet place to taste the power and effect of the now consciousness. There is no fixed way to the the now. The now is the way. We all need to cultivate  mindfulness skills to rest effortlessly. As the mental noise and the mental cluttering subside, we gain a deeper understanding of our self created suffering and become free from the stuck and reactive mental place. I practice mindfulness meditation everyday. I feel deeply contented and happy. I do my work joyfully and act responsibly. It does not look and feel like task. There is wisdom in the saying," How we perceive is what we perceive." Mindfulness meditation creates that wholesome shift in our perception. And such a shift helps me not to be stressed out and enjoy life.

Thanks for your response this  thought provoking article.

Jagdish P Dave

 

Reply To Comment Above:

Send me an email when a comment is added on this passage.
Name: Email: