I sat on a rock, by a brook, next to a field, on the slopes of Mt. Hood – meditating. In the brook, on a rock sat this little frog. While both of us sat there for nearly two hours, I was the one who tired first. How is it that a frog can sit for two hours with nothing to do while it drives most humans crazy? I thought on this during that meditation session…
(Edit 11/2/2013: That question (and the reality of it while sitting there), How is it that a frog can sit for two hours with nothing to do while it drives most humans crazy? is what initiated the shattering and dropping away of my personal self.)
Evolution gave us brains, but along with the brains come thoughts – and thoughts bring distractions and fantasizing and imaginations.
The frog, sitting like a Zen master, was completely mindful of his surroundings – seeing the world exactly as it appeared. I sat and watched as my brain dumped one thought after another across the screen of my mind’s eye.
One path of meditation – a path to a calm and serene mind – is to think of the mind as a clear sky and to see your thoughts like clouds and mountains and trees. Then to shift your perspective from the clouds and mountains and trees, up and outward, to the clear, unclouded sky under which everything else appears.
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