Meditation month: Day 21
Today’s meditation included a lot of mental activity, and many attempts to move my attention into peace. Some of the mental activity turned into dreaming.
The attention of the world is on the US election, which is ongoing and officially ends tomorrow. As with all big events, I am affected by that. (Or, at least, I think I am.)
But the candle isn’t.
Peace is not affected. Awareness and consciousness and love remain constant, no matter what is going on.
It is easy to be swept away by powerful feelings and alarming possibilities. But all we can ever do is respond to the situation we are in, in the most beneficial way.
Behind the noise, there is quiet. Inside us all, there is peace.