I’ve been practicing my meditation more these past two weeks. My time has been less pressing, at least until I start my next job. I’ve carved out a little corner with a Buddha, a hamsa, and a zafu cushion.
Some of the guided meditations I’ve used come from the app Insight Timer. I’ve also purchased meditations from the CDM Spiritual Center. The latter was recommended to me from a spiritual healer I had been introduced to back in 2016.
In my meditation, and in my journaling, I’ve been exploring the fact that many of us suffer duality in our lives. The masks we wear for outer acceptance, and the true self that lies somewhere deeper.
The Zen poem Hsin Hsin Ming states:
Faith mind are not two
Nondual faith mind
I suppose I take it to mean that both mind and reality can easily be split in two (or more) parts, if we allow it to. But everything is one whole, and in accepting that oneness, we release that perception of future desires, or past regrets, and live entirely in the moment.
It’s the doing of that which is a bit difficult…