Yesterday I shared the 12 states of attention … useful tools in Biodynamic Meditation and in life.
It helps to notice your own patterns of awareness and expand beyond them, as well as appreciate them.
You may notice that some people are primarily visual. Some are primarily externally oriented. Some are drawn more to details.
You can cultivate the states you are not so familiar with, and you will have more attentional flexibility … a key factor in appreciating life.
And … there’s always more.
This morning I’m focusing on another aspect of attention that’s important in meditation and in life, and that is … waiting.
When you bring your attention to your central energy channel, in order to sense the Tide ascending and descending, you will usually need to wait for the sensation of internal motion to make itself known.
Then you may sense something, but it isn’t clear, and you wait some more for it to clarify.
It’s a process of inquiry…of being curious and deciding to investigate by bringing your attention there…and waiting for indications of the Tide to be felt.
This is patience. This is allowing. This is staying with.
This is life, unfolding for your awareness.
Photo taken by Louise Thayer, Happy Dog Ranch. (Thanks, Louise!)