That guy Mark is pretty smart. He knew if he had asked us to do this week’s task within the first few weeks, people would have run away in droves.
Sit quietly with NO electronics or distractions, no reading novels, no talking, no music, QUIET, for an entire day.
Wow, even after this many weeks listening to our manical leader I am not sure I can handle this. What a challenge!
So I have spent some time over the last few days listening to a recording by Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra, and have picked out a couple of gems which may help me, and you, to become quiet. I think of this as “preparing” myself for the “Big Quiet”.
Deepak speaks of sitting quietly, with the chatter that goes on in our heads, and calls the brief moment between when your mind jumps from one thought to the next “The Gap”. He says focusing on this sliver of quietness is the key.
“Slip into the gap, have the desire, release the attachment to the outcome and let the Universe handle the details. It is handling them all the time anyway.” … “In pure love, you no longer feel separate from the Beloved.You ARE the Beloved.” -Deepak Chopra
Deepak also led me to the following wonderful passage, something that I am going to have to meditate upon….
“The same stream of life that runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measure runs through my veins night and day. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.” -Rabindranath Tagore
Beautiful writing to say the least. So much wisdom comes from India.
Be at peace.