Zen Spot #14 -- Mindfulness, meditation and opening one’s heart with a different question July 9, 2018 00:00

A handout

The image above is common across religious traditions and other systems of belief. Perhaps manna is sought. Perhaps prostration is next. Perhaps a power greater than the believer is being recognized. In almost all cases, love has been chosen.

While the suggested position for meditation is legs folded with the back of one’s hands resting on one’s knees, with respective index fingers and thumbs barely touching, raising one’s hands in the manner shown provides an interesting alternative. To be sure, the traditional position is tried and true. It's to be expected that the feeling of raising one’s hands will feel odd and curious— perhaps like a different question is being asked.

Try asking a different question, at least once.


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