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16963Re: Childlike Lightness of Spirit

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Feb 7, 2010
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      "Papajeff" <jeff@...> wrote:
      >
      > Sean Tremblay used this
      > phrase in a post some
      > time ago, and it keeps
      > coming to mind. For me,
      > it precisely captures one
      > of the real benefits that
      > meditation can yield...
      >
      > And it inspired this post
      > from my meditation group:
      >
      > You will notice as you
      > progress with meditation
      > practice - from practice
      > to the "full-time"
      > meditative life, that
      > a certain lightness of
      > spirit that we enjoyed
      > as children begins to
      > show up more and more
      > often.
      >
      > When we approach life
      > with an inner quiet
      > awareness and meet each
      > "task" as a meditative
      > opportunity, we begin
      > to appreciate the warm
      > water and the soap bubbles
      > when we wash the dishes,
      > the loops we create when
      > we tie our shoes, the
      > sheer joy of a hot shower
      > or a cool rain...
      >
      > with a childlike delight -
      > once we attune to how
      > wonderful it is it be
      > alive and to be a field
      > of joyful sensations.
      >
      > Meditation can and will
      > bring us to that beautiful
      > way of being - the delight
      > of being just who we are,
      > and with grace, the very
      > presence of the divine
      > will roll in and bring
      > peace that passes (rational)
      > understanding and a joy
      > that is too marvelous
      > for words.
      >
      > One Marvelous Love,
      >
      > Jeff
      >
      Yo Papajeff,
      Great Stuff! I just got back from spending
      lots of time with one of my 2 year old granddaughter2
      and her 3 week old little brother. Your words
      about "childlike delight" are right on! Being
      around them had me remember one time when
      Swami Satchidananda was asked "Who was your
      most influential teacher". Well, as he had spent
      several years with Sri Aurobindo, Ramana Maharshi,
      and Swami Sivananda, it was quite a surprise when
      his answer was "Children!" And thinking back, I
      never met an adult that more obviously demonstrated
      what you described as "...how wonderful it is it be
      alive and to be a field of joyful sensations." I hope
      we can all be in such "pure" moments now and ever-after.
      Peace and blessings,
      Bob
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