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Re: Driving Meditation Technique

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  • texasbg2000
    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
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2002
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      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.

      Love
      Bobby G.

      > We were blessed in class tonight by Mark McCloskey, who spoke
      about,
      > and led a medition dealing with the experience of Pure Silence.
      After
      > class, while he was driving, he shared a driving meditation that
      puts
      > you in the witness position. It is one of many that can be found at
      > 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
      the
      > car moving or is the road simply unfurling beneath my wheels"? I
      rest
      > with that thought and let the road come towards me. Everything is
      > floating by: the sky, the other cars, the paint on the road, the
      > signs, the litter. I am still, silent, looking forward, allowing
      all
      > to move past. There is nothing I can do to change any of this. So
      > 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
      by
      > with me. Some are speeding; some are dreadfully slow. At 10 miles
      > faster than the speed limit, most are passing me by, but that is
      ok.
      > There is no effort and no passivity. I am just here, hands on the
      > wheel, foot on the gas pedal. There is only this.
      >
      > Whatever may arise I am aware of. I am watching and sensing. I
      am
      > alert. I am aware of what is happening as far as my vision reaches
      > 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
      the
      > direction to my destination, until I get there. There is nothing
      else
      > I can do.
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