Occupy Blogosphere – Thursday, November 1, 2012

Meditation: The Art of Allowing

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39 thoughts on “Occupy Blogosphere – Thursday, November 1, 2012

  1. Funny to be the first one commenting on this post. It doesn’t happen to me. Well, something happened last week and it made me feel really positive – after a long gap of three years. I love plants and while I used to have a small garden earlier, now I have only potted plants on my terrace. A couple of months ago, we saw a new and strange plant in one of our flower-pots. I don’t know why, but we just let it grow.

    Last month, we saw some caterpillars on it – chewing the leaves of the plant, leaving behind unsightly holes. The plant didn’t look pretty with those holes…but we didn’t have the heart to pull it out with those caterpillars on them. So…well, we got sort of attached to them, and we kept a watch on them. Of the six caterpillars that were there, only one survived, and we were lucky to see the miracle of the caterpillar turning into the Chrysalis (the pupa.) The process lasted for about a minute or two, and we were spellbound.

    We didn’t know how butterflies were born, but we witnessed the birth of this beautiful Monarch butterfly around a week from the time it turned into the Chrysalis. I’ve still not been able to understand this transformation – I wouldn’t have believed that this was possible had I not witnessed it.

    Since then, I’ve been feeling a lot more optimistic. There isn’t any connection between my feeling happier and my seeing the birth of that butterfly (at least apparently) but since then little things are happening that make me feel like working harder, drawing and painting better (you know that I do digital painting.)

    Just thought I’d share this…something beautiful that happened to me. (After having typed this long a post, I am sure my post isn’t the first one anymore :))

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  4. I have recently started meditating again and coming into alignment with all of who I am, so this is an affirming video for me! The discussion about quantum leaps is also interesting as I have seen ‘flash in the pan’ decision making burn itself out bery quickly.I see great change gathering momentum, but I also believe that it has to be assimilated over time, to be authentic and enduring. I love Shafali’s account of the caterpillar’s amazing transformations ~ nature is a wonderful teacher, one which I aim to observe more wakefully. Lovely post, Amy!
    My post can be found here: http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2012/11/01

  5. Amy thank you for your willingness to love. It has always come through to me. Thank you.

    OK what is “Pingback?” I have never quite grasped it. Or should I be asking Becca?

    • Way to go, Linda. We also do that voluntarily in Canada and especially when there’s a need reported. You’ve just reminded me that I haven’t seen a request for blood for ages. That has to be a good sign.

  6. I don’t know what I would do without meditation. It keeps me balanced. Recently, I started doing Tai Chi Dance, s specialized dance type of Tai Chi that my teacher created. It is beuatiufl to do. It helps with flexibilty and the music is very peaceful. It is another way of meditating and exercising with very little pressure on joints.
    This is a good reminder to introduction for those who may have been hesitant to try meditation. Sometimes, meditation is confused with a religion. It is a religion but it is the religion of you. Loved this …!!!!
    My entry for your very special Occupy the Blogosphere –

    • Shakti, your contribution is a welcome testament to the determination of the human spirit to endure even the worst possible situations. The loss, the grief, the clean up, the recovery…it’s an insurmountable mountain to the observer. To the participant, it’s one tiny step at a time.

  7. Another thought provoking post and lovely comments. I’m so glad Shafali shared the story about the caterpillars. It was so inspiring. We see these wormy things on a plant – think yuk – and kill them without thinking that we’re killing something as beautiful as a butterfly. I’m sure we’re doing similar actions in our daily lives without realizing it. Wow.

  8. The transformation of the ugly (?) caterpillar into a butterfly tells an important story…that of hidden potential. Given the right conditions (we would check the plant and the caterpillars every morning. Sometimes, we’d find the caterpillars immobilized because a tiny spider would’ve woven a tiny web around their tiny feet. Then we’d spend time removing the webs without hurting the caterpillars – and yet, of the six caterpillars that were there at the beginning, only one survived. We don’t know what happened to the others. Perhaps the birds took them, or the spiders ate them in the night. Everyone of those had the same potential, but only one could make it. Why?

    When I post the pictures, I’ll leave a link here. I’d like to thank Amy’s readers for reading the butterfly story…it made the effort of writing it…worthwhile. Thanks Amy, for inspiring me to write it down through your Occupy initiative.

  9. Oh, Amy. I am such a weirdo. I didn’t thank you for your sweet comment on Hypnotoy. You couldn’t find a more absent-minded idiot on planet earth…(another observation!) Thank you so much. There’s no joy greater than the one that you feel when one of your creations is appreciated. Thanks again 🙂

    • I was reminded today to keep meditating routinely even if it’s only 10 or 20 minutes. Those minutes do wonders for us and I can convince myself so easily that I will do it “later”. Hah…that’s a joke! Just started a tiny group of spiritual women who wanted to meditate together. One of the women just became certified by Deepak Chopra to teach meditation. So another gift is presented!

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