Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Coming back home

     Some of us have no conscious awareness of how thoroughly disconnected we are from our bodies. A "blind spot" is like that - completely invisible to the affected individual. The first hints may be pain and stiffness  noticed during even brief periods of sitting meditation. The sitting doesn't cause it, it only provides the setting for better awareness. Awareness is the doorway to allow us to come back home in many ways, including re-inhabiting our own bodies.

     "It's also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that's sitting right here and now ... with its aches and its pleasures ... is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive."       Pema Chodron, "Food for Throught" section of the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper, Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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