Monday, August 5, 2013

Gaining Insight from Obstacles, posted by Janice Brodowsky



Gaining Insight from Obstacles

Using meditation or therapy to try to shut down parts of our experience is ultimately counterproductive. We do not have to be afraid of entering unfamiliar territory once we have learned how to hold experience within the gentleness of our own minds. Learning to transform obstacles into objects of meditation provides a much needed bridge between the stillness of the concentrated mind and the movement of real life.
- Mark Epstein, "Stopping the Wind"
Beebe Lake, Ithaca NY
Photo by Janice Brodowsky