Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Taking refuge

In today's audio-blog, I use the example of a red-eyed vireo I heard this morning as he sang from an unlikely perch: a cluster of trees behind my neighbor's suburban house. Although we, like that vireo, might feel out-of-place in a world that is hectic and chaotic, spiritual practice can be a refuge to which we return time and again: a spot of sanity we find as we follow our breath in the here and now.

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3 Comments:

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Skarr said...

It's nice to see someone engaged in meditation..

As a martial artist and a practictioner of Tai Chi for the past twenty five years, I can only tell you that I have derived nothing but satisfaction from the practice of my art - every day without fail.

If you're interested in an ancient meditation technique, please email me separately

 
At 8:36 PM, Blogger Nan said...

Lorianne, I love the notion of "pockets of peace". After meditating for over a year I find that I do not get ruffled by situations as I once did. People have actually commented that I have changed - that I'm peaceful. Maybe as each of us learns to carry with us a pocket of peace, those pockets will merge and there will finally be peace on earth.

 
At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Kurt said...

Lorianne, I just want to say thank for offering us the refuge of this space and your own wise voice. I mean that on more than one level, actually, as you might guess.

 

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