Friday, April 1, 2011
“BUT LET THERE BE SPACES ...”
There is a wonderful line in The Prophet that goes like this ... “But let there be spaces in your togetherness.” The line appears in the section of the book dealing with marriage, but it occurred to me that it also has something important to say about the practice of mindfulness.
Mindfulness involves bare attention to, and choiceless awareness of, the action of the present moment ... from moment to moment. As I have said many times before, choiceless awareness means that we allow ourselves to be aware of whatever arises in the unfolding of each moment ... whether in the body or in the mind.