Friday, April 15, 2011

The inner concert

This is a wonderful metaphor, actually - this notion of getting quiet for the concert:
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin.
-- Alan Watts

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:06 PM

    I echo your statement about preparing for a concert being a very useful metaphor. Maybe I'll try it!

    annie c


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