Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Taking Our Meditation Outdoors

I took my hanging plants outdoors yesterday for their summer vacation. For the next 5 months, they'll live under a second-story deck where they'll be mostly shaded. It's so easy to care for them there; just turn on the hose and give them a shower on the days when it doesn't rain.

Perhaps it's time to take our meditation outdoors too. I love to sit on the deck in the early morning, bundled in a jacket and warm shawl. What a great opportunity to practice hearing meditation when the birds are singing their hearts out.

When our meditation is pleasant, then our hearts are happy, and for a moment, we can sit in the calm of natural meditation.

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