July 8, 2016
Without any effort at all…thoughts arise. So, what is meditation?
Think of a winding, rushing river. That is the mind.
It is always in motion, always moving and swirling into itself. It erodes away the banks and grows bigger. It gets blocked, rises up over dams, and flows onward. Things can splash into and out of the river without affecting the grand movement of it.
Now, think of a bucket that has been lowered into the river. That is you, the conscious self, which contains that mind.
At any given moment countless parts of the river flow into and out of the bucket, which cannot—in any way—contain the totality of the rushing water.
Now, imagine that the bucket is raised out of the river, filled with water.
That is meditation.
Action: Ask yourself: What does this mean? And: How can I “raise my bucket out of the river”?
Be your greatness. Start. Do. Go.
Zach Carlsen is the grateful lead blogger at StrengthsLife.com
His strengths of Ideation, Connectedness, Input, Strategic, and Empathy have taken him all over the world. He is an inventor, athlete, joyous wanderer/wonderer, translator, poet, and Transformation Coach.