Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Here's another suggestion from 1,001 Meditations by Mike George:
Perceive inscape

The nineteenth-century English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins attempted to reveal what he called "inscape" - the pattern of distinctive characteristics that constitute the individual essence of a thing. In your daily life take time to pause and absorb the inscape in the people and things you see around you. Try to move beyond superficialities to perceive the uniqueness of each thing. Appreciate this uniqueness as an expression of the spirit.

Well, it's another outlook on mindfulness, isn't it? Looking for "inscape" is also an aspect of "penetrating insight". This practice will help us avoid the mind poison of delusion - or the need not to know. When we look for "inscape" we are actually cultivating the willingness to know a thing on a deep level.

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