Sitting with the World

Sitting With The World – my favourite practice …
As you sit, just sit with the world, with whatever is there, all of the arisings and passings away in your mind, body, and environment. As you notice sights and sounds, thoughts and feelings, memories and anticipations, relax into them. Relax your mind and body. Actively do nothing.  Make no efforts. Just sit, just be, at least for now.
Let go of all of the things that frantically direct your day-to-day existence: me, him, her, past, future, plans, desires, aversions, hopes, goals, concerns, anticipations, fears, everything. Don’t grasp at any of these things, don’t resist any of them. Just sit with whatever is there. Things naturally settle this way, and the mind comes to peace.
The mentality is this. There is nowhere that you need to go, nothing that you need to achieve, no one that you need to be. Those ideas are illusions, fabrications of the mind. You are complete and whole where you are, just sitting with the world.


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(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

5 thoughts on “Sitting with the World

  1. Love it Majella and when I do just sit I still get a feeling of guilt for being dormant, crazy world, where we are made to feel bad for just sitting and reflecting but I am trying to do more of this. Have a great day.
    Kath

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    1. Thankyou for stopping by, I’m so sorry I didn’t respond to this at the time you wrote it. For some reason I missed it! Sitting with the World is a great practice and sitting in the woods is a beauty too. There’s just that something about nature …

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      1. Oh, never worry about response time! My regular blogging friends know I usually play “catch up” on weekends. I only do a few blogs during the week, since I work in a hot warehouse and am usually not coherent! 😀

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