Treeleaf Zen

Well, today’s sitting won’t be too quiet. In fact, its pretty crazy and noisy.

My wife is away for the day, so I am watching our son Leon. But that doesn’t mean I can’t get a bit of sitting in  …. baby-sitting-sitting.

In fact, while it is usually our practice to sit in a quiet place, it is also good to sit often in a noisy or hectic place … finding the quiet within. And today certainly fits that bill!

Also, when watching a child, we must remain alert even while sitting. We are not separate from our surroundings. So, I can always see him while sitting (on the screen today, although otherwise I would sit in the corner where I can observe the whole room). I am always ready to dash off my Zafu to avert disaster! In between disasters, I am just dropping thoughts … including thoughts of disaster!

It may not seem like the “ideal” for sitting … but what is not “ideal” sitting? We sit with what is. There is stillness even amid the nose tickling, ear tugging and hair tossling.

(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)

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