Moving Thoughts Without Letting Them Get Stuck

“The goal of meditation is not to get rid of thoughts or emotions. The goal is to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn how to move through them without getting stuck.”


from: Your Brain on Meditation –

The Seat of Centered Consciousness

Just as the sun does not leave it’s position in the sky to illuminate objects with its radiating light, so consciousness does not leave it’s center to project awareness onto the objects of form, thoughts, and emotions.  If you ever want to re-center, just start saying “hello” inside,  over and over.  Then notice that you are aware of that thought.  Don’t think about being aware of it;  just another thought.  Simply relax and be aware that you hear “hello” being echoed in your mind.  That is your seat of centered consciousness.

– A passage from the book I’m currently reading,  The Untethered Soul

Road tripping 1985 Westfalia style somewhere in Southwest Wisconsin

Thanks to the interstate highway system,
it is now possible to travel across the country
from coast to coast without seeing anything.
-Charles Kuralt, On The Road

Taking your time and taking it it all in.  More than just passing through.  It’s not about getting there,  it’s about enjoying the journey.  Experiencing more of what this magnificent earth has created for us.