The Stillness

In the west it is the stillness.

Doing your best in the moment.

In the east it is the way or Tao.

It is going with the flow in the river of life.

Perhaps, Greece is a place where east meets west.

For there they say, “I practice doing no harm and the proper use of impressions.”

How do I do stillness?

I am present and experience as much of it as I know how.

Here I am listening in the present.

This is a start to listening and learning to be present.

Next, I act in a way that does no harm, for me it is easier to act on aversion, while letting go of desire.

I go for flow in all my affairs.

I act on the things I have learnt to be a chore or my job.

With this in mind, be mindful, meditate.

Live in a way that does no harm.

There will be many up and downs, but I want less and less.

I am learning to do my best, more and more.

Is this a life worth living?

I believe it is a ‘good life’.

Meditation: calm, still,silent (do no harm)

Awareness is a continuum between relaxation on one side and concentration on the other.

Calm is in the middle. Strive for calm to find the balance between the two.

Outwardly, it is a motionless human body. Paying attention to the calm body is a balance between relaxation and concentration. In this second way, the form is to sit with stable legs and hip using a natural curve in the spine as the support.

The third way is a calm being. This means to pause from speaking. Let go of the habit to verbalize. Allow the inner critic or commenting to pause.

The practice is called learning to sit quietly in a room with the self: meditation.

Practice all three ways to learn how to meditate.

To become aware:

calm-the-body,

calm-the-mind,

calm-the-voice.

 

Pause the body,

Pause the mind,

Pause the voice.

Calm, still, silence: do no harm.

 

Meditate in all your affairs.