Monday, July 21, 2008

Essential gaps

Many meditation teachers throughout the years have told us that meditation is about noticing and eventually lengthening the gap between thoughts. Another way of helping the mind learn to settle is to notice the gap between words:

Even during a conversation, become conscious of the gaps between words, the brief silent intervals between sentences. As you do that, the dimension of stillness grows within you.

-- Eckhart Tolle

1 comment:

  1. This is a perfect word for the meditation at the beginning of our Wisdom Class tomorrow, which is struggling to LISTEN to one another. Thanks.


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