Friday, October 23, 2009


I started a mediation class last night at Breast Cancer Action. At the end of the evening the instructor had us watch 3 feathers float to the ground, listen to three bells and then write about it.

For some participants the feathers and ringing were symbolic, or reminded them of other experiences they had had in the past. I simply focused on seeing and listening without feeling the need to analyze the experience to death.

I spent so many of my earlier years analyzing my experiences, my relationships, searching for meaning, asking WHY? It feels good just to live in the moment and just BE.

1 comment:

Dee said...

Hi Chris,
Wow. The world is trying to tell me something.

I'm reading a book entitled "The Unmistakable Touch of Grace" - it was a book that caught my eye at Borders a couple of weeks ago. The gist of it is to learn how to recognize when the powers that be (whatever your belief system) place messages or opportunities in front of you and it's up to you to take them - usually the path is there to help you grow.

Anyway, after my return from Hawaii, I decided I should go on a meditation retreat. I mentioned it to a friend when I had dinner at her house a little over a week ago and she said that she would go with me. Then, the other night, in that book, the author said that when her work life was getting too hectic, she decided to slow it down . . . and when on a meditation retreat. Then, tonight, I read that you're taking a meditation class.

I think the world is trying to tell me that I need to follow up on that meditation retreat!

Granted, one could say that I'm analyzing things too much (LOL); however, I think I'm recognizing "the touch of grace". : ) Thank you for posting this!