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.


3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

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

B. WHITTINGTON said...

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.