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yesterday

In Uncategorized on May 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

Sitting yesterday, something rather incredible happened – incredible for me that is, your mileage will vary.

I felt my heart. And by that I don’t mean my “heart” that symmetrical thing we trot out in February to symbolize commercialized romantic love. No, I mean this heart – that wonderful engine of ours that makes this life possible.

For 15 or so minutes, I was deeply aware of and present with this amazing muscle, fluttering like a swimmer in the water, beating again and again for ever until it doesn’t any longer. Attuned even to how my whole body resonated to the beat of this little drummer.

As I ended my sitting, a wave of metta flooded my body while I dedicated my practice to the liberation of all beings everywhere. And then, sitting on the cushion, coming up from a bow, a line from a Mary Oliver poem came to me, strongly:

what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

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