In January, I took the Christmas tree outdoors and ensconced it in a snowbank in the white garden at the front door. Instant landscaping! A snow-covered fir tree is so beautiful and so seasonal. It's fun to look out the window and see a fir tree suddenly there, or to drive in the driveway and notice a perfectly-shaped evergreen in the garden.
Many people would like to have instant meditation. I can't tell you how many students say, "But my mind isn't quiet."
Of course, it isn't. We meditate in order to train our minds. Our inner landscape won't instantly be quiet. A quiet-ish mind (for the mind is usually at least wisp-y) requires repetition of meditation.
Outdoor, the Christmas tree stands quietly in the snow.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Christmas Tree Outdoors
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