Re: Driving Meditation Technique
- I love to take long drives, two or three days, no radio, just letting
the body mind be occupied and center on the I am. For a long time I
counted breaths while driving and I finally noticed that it is
completely automatic to drive an auto.
> We were blessed in class tonight by Mark McCloskey, who spokeabout,
> and led a medition dealing with the experience of Pure Silence.After
> class, while he was driving, he shared a driving meditation thatputs
> you in the witness position. It is one of many that can be found atthe
> his excellent web site at www.puresilence.org and I have copied it
> below. Since it seems like we all have trouble finding time to
> meditate and we all spend alot of time driving, I am interested in
> any meditations you use while driving. Please don't have them start
> with "Now I close my eyes and...." Here is Marks technique:
> As I drive down the road, looking forward, I question myself: "is
> car moving or is the road simply unfurling beneath my wheels"? Irest
> with that thought and let the road come towards me. Everything isall
> floating by: the sky, the other cars, the paint on the road, the
> signs, the litter. I am still, silent, looking forward, allowing
> to move past. There is nothing I can do to change any of this. Soby
> here I am now. I am in my car. There are many other cars, some
> expensive ones, some clunkers, some white, some green, all flowing
> with me. Some are speeding; some are dreadfully slow. At 10 milesok.
> faster than the speed limit, most are passing me by, but that is
> There is no effort and no passivity. I am just here, hands on theam
> wheel, foot on the gas pedal. There is only this.
> Whatever may arise I am aware of. I am watching and sensing. I
> alert. I am aware of what is happening as far as my vision reachesthe
> forward or sideways. Where I have just been can not be seen. I can
> only look at what is behind me in my mirror and only for an instant
> or else I may crash. I just go on, staying in my lane, following
> direction to my destination, until I get there. There is nothingelse
> I can do.