Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Gap

I have really been enjoying Deepak and Oprah's 21-Day Meditation Challenge. Even though we are in the final week, it's not too late to catch up! I am noticing subtle yet positive shifts in myself, as a result. The biggest is a calmer, less anxious, less rushed feeling going through the day. Also, when something falls/breaks/spills/doesn't work, I am shocked to discover an oh, well! response, instead of a string of expletives.

Deepak talks about the gap between our thoughts, and how that is where pure consciousness lives. The goal being to spend more moments in/with/embracing the gap. You are only aware you were in the gap, when you are leaving the gap because when you are in the gap, you, by definition, don't know/think it. I have occasionally experienced that during meditation, but am more likely to do so when doing something, literally, mindless, like ironing. I do love to iron. Give me a 100% cotton table cloth, a hot iron full of water and some spray starch, and watch me go to town, while my mind goes... nowhere.

Truly, there's nowhere I'd rather be.


Elizabeth said...

I, too, love to iron and rarely do so -- I might pull it out and iron the sheets or something!


Thanks for telling me about this. I'm going over and check it out. I'm too late but I may be able to get some info. SOunds fascinating.
Blessings, Barb

Laurie Harper said...

NICE. This is lovely, and the picture is inspiring in and of itself. What a good thing you have done for yourself.