Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Now that Memorial Day is over we are moving towards the summer. This is the time of year when all of our senses are alive. Fragrant, bright flowers, song birds, tasty fruits and vegetables, sun on our skin, the mind wanders. It is also a good time of year to focus your meditation on one of the senses. Let's take sounds. What the ear hears are the objects of the hearing sense. But, if there were no sounds would the hearing sense still be there? What is it, or who is it, that hears? Is an audible sound necessary for the sense of hearing? Just sit with those questions for for the entire summer: what or who hears and must there be a sound for the hearing sense, the ear, to work? Don't look for the answer. Just sit with the questions. There is nothing more to do. Just sit with the questions. Even when you think you know, you probably don't. Be patient. Just keeping asking. Stay with this one sense (or choose another) and stay with it for the summer. Stick to it. Just that. Nothing else..