Monday, October 08, 2007

Sitting

Counting breath without thinking about anything is extremely difficult. I'm only talking about counting from one to ten. As I was sitting among a community of people during meditation, I noticed that I've been out of practice. My mind was roaming so fast that I couldn't keep up with counting my breathing one breath at a time. However, there's this comfortable and familiar feeling settled within me. It allowed me to be in the presence with those around me. As usual, the support from the community sustained me. After all, it was my first sitting with a community of people of color.

A new friend invited me to the evening sitting that she'd organized in her house. I decided to go check it out since I haven't been meditating in a group setting. Since she lived fairly close to my house, I rode my bike to her place. It's my first time riding my bike going from and to a destination. (I experience many firsts.) Once everyone showed up for the sitting, we did two rounds of stretches that each one took turns to lead. Then we sat for thirty minutes. After that, we shared tea, fruit and how we felt about the sitting. Through the sitting, I realized how much I missed sitting with a community of people for personal healing.

Sitting is living...sitting is being...sitting is healing

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This is a good reminder. I should also do this more often!

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