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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Outer Space / Inner Space

A text in a book. I read it Monday, returned to it Tuesday, and share it here, Wednesday, together with a moment from outer space.

When we normally think of resting we switch on the TV, or go out, or have a drink. But that does not give us real rest. It's just putting more stuff in. Even sleep is not true rest for the mind. To get true relaxation we need to give ourselves some inner space.

We need to clear out the junk yard, quieten the inner noise. And the way to do that is to keep the mind in the moment. That's the most perfect rest for the mind. That's mediation. Awareness. The mind relaxed and alert. Five minutes of that and you'll feel refreshed, and wide awake.

- Walking Journey, Hamish Fulton


1 comment:

Do said...

Smile. I just read throught the quote again, and noticed that there is a 't' missing.. it should read: "That's meditation".

But then, I like the word mediation here - 'An attempt to bring about a peaceful settlement' - so I will leave it as it is.


More inside thoughts in my horoscope; at the moment it seems rather to be a comment on the last day than an outlook on the next day. This is what it said this morning, a day after I posted the quote:

This influence signifies a concern with the very deep issues in life. Today you are interested in what goes on underneath the surface of events and phenomena, and you are willing to dig until you find out. This energy can also turn inward, which is often very profitable. It may be beneficial to be alone so that others cannot distract you from your inward search.