Winter Stillness: Talk by Kodo Conover

A few points…

Winter Stillness

 WINTER STILLNESS

All is subject to arising and ceasing—the Four Noble Truths

STILL LAKE

Visualization: see myself as the still water of a pristine lake that is in the forest.

 CALM LAKE

See myself as still water. Be the still water. Still the body, quiet the mind.

 

In the state of calm and stillness…I then reflect things as they are.

I do not distort things as I observe them.

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When I am NOT calm, I distort things and I cannot receive things as they are or see the truth of situations, or experience truth from other beings.

 

Remember I am the still lake—(a calm mind)…

woman meditating on rock

If calm, I will “reflect truth.”

 If the lake is choppy, then I won’t reflect the truth. I will perceive in distorted ways.

 CHOPPY LAKE

If I’m still, then my perception will be correct.

Then I will understand what people reflect to me.

I will receive the truth from them and the cosmos or the Universe.

 MEDITATING DOG

So practice meditation. Sit quietly. Breathe…

 Benefits of meditation

Be still and let life happen.

 

P1040518It is in stillness that I will assist and transform the whole world. P1040518

EARTH 

See that the earth rests in the yearly cycle…about 4 months…

similar to the human being that rests about 8 hours/day or 1/3 of its life.

SLEEP

This cycle is essential for lasting well being and life.

 

Though simple living comes control of desires and calmness and stillness is restored.

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Body still. Mind quiet.

Take Time 

When mind is at peace, then the mind is still.

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