Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cool Cyclamens

I'm setting my cyclamens outdoors beside the front door, because cyclamens like it cool.

On a theatre tour to London one January, i was amazed at the number of cyclamens in window boxes. Beautiful! Cyclamens can withstand a bit of snow and frost. They actually wilt in the heat and go dormant in the summer.

When meditating, my mind is more alert when my body is cool, even to the verge of goosebumps. Therefore i almost never wear my beautiful purple meditation shawl from Nepal. I take off my sweater, my scarf (if i'm wearing one). Most importantly, i take off my socks. Socks = z-z-z-z-z-z.

Maybe this is why a shivering cyclamen looks so beautiful to me. It reminds me to stay cool during meditation.

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