Sunday, November 21, 2010

Leaf Blower Meditation

Leaf blowers have arrived, if not in your yard, then perhaps in your neighbor's. You hear the sound, louder than a lawn mower. You roll your eyes or think nasty thoughts.

Listen mindfully. Practice hearing meditation. Feel the sound in your body. Soak into the sound as a whole body experience. Maybe you can feel your bones buzzing.

Does that increased amplitude of vibration in your body feel pleasant? Does it feel unpleasant? I assume it does not feel neutral.

Notice the mind. Is it complaining about the leaf blower?

Yet, what is actually happening? Your bones are buzzing unpleasantly. That's all. Really, that's all.

You don't have to believe what that trickster mind is telling you.
Unless you want to.

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