COVID19 Lockdown – Dag 7 – 2 April 2020

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English below. Just a reminder – a suggestion in a letter from the Church made me decide to try Journaling about Covid19.  To make it easier for myself, I write as if sharing it with somebody. And now I am sharing it with YOU!  Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think, feel or experience.

Samuel Barber Angus Dei

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” — William Burroughs

It is so true.  Because of stress we do not think clearly.  Stress causes us to rush into things without proper thinking or preparation.  The urge to be doing, causes us to miss important stuff.  Stress is not conducive to living in the now.  We search for solutions long before we define the problem correctly.  Stress is future focused.

A few minutes of “sit and look and think,” a few minutes of planning, can save hours of trouble. Whether it comes to pitching a tent, getting a car out of sand, solving a computer problem, or the cash flow problems caused by a virus!

It’s what I hear over and over again when I read or listen to people who want to teach me to meditate – get quiet.  Get calm. Be in the moment. The solution will come.  I need more work on meditation. Deep, real meditation that makes my cooking pot of thoughts quiet. It requires a strong man on a white horse to quiet my mind. I will be a strong man on a white horse yet.

During this lockdown I would like to learn more about meditation and start practicing it.

Or as  Contemplative Monk says on Facebook:

Stop trying to calm the storm.
Calm yourself
The storm will pass.

When did a storm ever not pass?  And after the storm there is always the best day imaginable.

 

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