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April 20, 2019 at 10:15 am in reply to: Where is your domicile? Where does your rug tie the room together? #26066
… but I sure do like the myoo-zic …April 20, 2019 at 10:13 am in reply to: Where is your domicile? Where does your rug tie the room together? #26062
Greetings Dudes – currently flying my magic carpet about old New England, US of A.
Newly minted Leisure Science PhD., here. Thanks to Abide U for all herein, and to y’all for this multitude of beautiful ideas. I’ve got two here for your consideration.
One. Just gazing at something. Not naming, labeling, liking or disliking, just … gazing. For blind folks, or anyone for that matter, there’s also listening, tasting, or touching – that last one being especially awesome, as the skin is the largest organ in the body. Indeed.
Two. “meditating.” I spent many years as a Meditator (notice capital letter, lack of quotes), primarily in a formal, traditional, Buddhist manner, trying to improve, trying to get spiritual, trying to get enlightened, trying and trying, yet … still being a dick. The thing for me has always been thoughts. Big concepts, random phrases, dreams and visions, emotions and feelings, pernicious jingles and memes, all that lot, and then the endless judging, accepting, rejecting, dreaming, rabbit hole-ing … Fuck that noise.
I’m no master, nor am I trying to make anyone get all Xmas Eve anticipatory uptight, but hey, if you do the following “practice,” you’ll either get some rest (always a good thing) or there will come a Beatitude:
Sit or lie down in a comfortable way;
Take your own sweet time to gradually relax all of the face and neck; and
Let your eyes close if that’s happening.
May All Abide,