Point of it

Usually, the question is:

  • How has meditation changed your life?

It’s hard to answer because I don’t have a clear recollection of me before I meditated. I used to get anxious. I still get anxious. I used to worry a lot. I still worry a lot. But sometimes I tell myself there’s nothing I can do about this particular worry and sometimes I listen and put the worry away.

I like this question better even though no one ever asks:

  • How has your meditation changed the world?

The world is a better place. War. Famine. Hunger. Disease. Sex slavery. Illiteracy.  It’s all still there. But, I’ve noticed  small things and have had small conversations. I’ve taught a couple people to meditate. I’ve listened to words said by people who are saying something they think no one can hear. I notice connections and honor those connections. I observe questions more than answers. There are connections between strangers and non-strangers, things I was not privy to before. And I’ve said things to people I would not have had the courage to say before I learned to meditate.

And some of these things have changed  things, that may have changed some other things I don’t even know about. Dominoes. imagesIt takes just a little push to tip the first one over and then you step back and watch the next one tip over that  sets off the next and the next and the next. And then maybe the world changes just a little bit. And when I think about that, it makes me a little happy.

2 thoughts on “Point of it

  1. Jan Lash says:

    Thanks for your post. I continue to have a few of those old anxieties and worries too! The difference is, is that I look at them differently, and feel differently about them. Through meditation my choices are better. I try to make a difference in someone’s life more often. I’m more open and understanding! Meditation has improved me, and with that, I can improve the world around me.

    Sent from my iPhone


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