Friday, August 28, 2009

Softening of the Heart

'Meditation is a means of cultivating insight through being mindful of what is arising and passing...the aligning and softening of the heart to be reconciled with this moment just as it is.'
--author Phillip Moffitt.


At 12:02 PM, Blogger Kim said...

reminds me of this:

Be Still and Know that I Am God
Be Still and Know that I Am.
Be Still and Know.
Be Still.

There is much to be heard in silent moments.

At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

John, you somehow always know how to read my moods. At the end of a very stimulating week, I'm trying to be still and listen to my heart, so I can regroup. I'm saying a prayer of thanksgiving for you and all the other wonderful humans who have touched my life this week.

At 12:27 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Nice, Kim. And good luck with the regrouping, Donna. We all need to do plenty of that now, as we morph from the summer to fall seasons. Renewal is in the air.

At 4:29 PM, Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

I've never really got the whole meditation thing. Thinking has always worked fine for me. I expect part of my problem is an inability to relax. I guess if one can't take that step then the road to true enlightenment is going to be a very long one indeed.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

What some call meditation, others might call quiet contemplation, and I'd simply call silent prayer. By whatever name it goes or however one chooses to do it, it does work wonders. Relaxing the mind periodically helps relax the body and calm the spirit.


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