A Window is Where the Wall is Absent

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Empty cup



Relaxed attention

is the empty cup


that receives

the infinite good

of This Moment.



~

10 comments:

Susannah said...

Beautiful!

roseduncan said...

Yes, I love that cup. Empty. Full. Who knows?

Colleen Loehr said...

Hi Susannah,
It's a joy to see you as always! Colleen

Colleen Loehr said...

Hi Naomi,
Empty- Full- Who knows? Good point! Thanks for your comment. Colleen

Remember Be Here Now said...

Empty and full.. stunning

Colleen Loehr said...

Hi Susanne! Nice to see you. Thanks for your comment, it is interesting how empty and full seem to be the same thing...

Alton said...

Hi Colleen and friends:

In my view. In order to get to the level of relaxed attention one needs to have a very energetic focus of attention.
There are levels in almost everything. I was told not to use tension when I learned how to play
Chopin etudes as an adult. I knew that was not the right way to go to be able to play such difficult pieces when a student is older. So I used as much tension as possible, even tying weights on my fingers and placing weighs
on the back of the keys to get more resistance. I worked for me and I was able to free my forth finger when the great composer Robert Schuman lamed his forth finger.
There are many ways that lead to the same end point. The most important quality is earnestness and intensive purpose without setting time limits. If my viewpoints are too disrupting Colleen, please tell me so I will withdraw from offering them.

Aloha,
Alton

Colleen Loehr said...

Hi Alton,
I was reading this morning about how Nisargadatta would wipe away everyone's concepts, beliefs, and cherished notions. Relaxing attention to me means opening the mind and holding less tightly to all the mental ideas that we have used to "paint" the world, so to speak. Opinions and viewpoints are fine, it's just a matter of holding them lightly. Then we go beyond them, beyond the mind and all its noise. Thanks for visiting Alton. Namaste, Colleen

Diane AZ said...

Hello, your words make me want to just listen and welcome whatever is arising in this moment. :)

Colleen Loehr said...

Hi Diane,
I am welcoming listening to your words in this moment. Thank you for being here!

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