So enjoying today’s small group calls with our Meditation & Inquiry sangha. We were exploring the value of a “hands off relationship” in meditation practice. When we relax our efforting we see that awareness knows through the immediacy of sensing, feeling and observing. This non-manipulation of our experience is a form of surrender, which gradually gives rise to trust and equanimity.
THE FIVE INVITATIONS
Discovering What Death
Can Teach Us About Living Fully
Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.
Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves.