Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fluorescent Rocks

As I've often said, nothing special happens in vipassasa meditation. It's just the everyday, ordinary stuff of life that occurs. The content of these events does not change. What changes is how we pay attention to them in a state of mindful awareness. This changes the ordinary into the extraordinary.

It's like those rocks in the Natural History Museum that appear very plain and drab when seen under normal lighting, but which display beautiful fluorescent colors when seen under ultraviolet lights. The content of the rock has not changed, just the way the rock is being seen.


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