cicada dance, grasshopper
September 11, 2007 3 Comments
Tonight was some light exercise.
its all extending and moving instead of stretching, moving instead of forcing;
control instead of effort; feeling instead of thinking.
I do not count anymore when doing an exercise such as calf stretch, crunches, etc…
I move with my breathing.
Breathing is my center.
then i think out ward: balance then movement.
after my movement exercise i slid into my nightly zazen meditation.
As my mind quited i became aware of the sounds outside. city sounds. nature sounds
The cicadas were churping.
I usually hate the sounds of the caddy-dids but this evening i wasnt even aware of them.
but now my thinking filter was disolving. I became more aware of cicadas the rythmic music.
my breathing, and the cicadas serinading…… became syncronized a stranges inner dance to the outer music.
i felt exited by this, and my mind wished to formulate thoughts. i instinctively try to resist my thinking when it arises in sitting meditation,
however i am getting better:
I allow my thoughts to float away like clouds and returned to my just being with the churping.I meditated for about 25 minutes until my mind started to interrupt greatly. But i am fine with that. a good sit for 25 minutes is better than a hard sit for 25 hour