Dinnae settle fur bein’ scunnered
learn to be Mindfoo’
"Learning to meditate means nothing more than
learning to sit still and pay attention, staying relaxed
and alert, without getting tangled up in trains of
thought, emotions or inner conversations"
Susan Blackmore, Zen and the Art of Consciousness
Meditation can help reverse the rate of aging, especially when it comes to maintaining your gray matter, which is the part of your brain that helps control movement, emotion and memory. From reducing stress, anxiety, and depression to improving our attention spans, discover how meditation can benefit you as you get older and how to get started.
The Wee Retreat
Heid Doon, Erse Up - Let's Git Oan Wi'it
Afore ivry bit o' heid work, park yer erse in a comfy chair...
focus oan yer breathin'...oot an' in... oot an' in...
feelin' the air flowin' intae yer body...
sitin' richt up straight... a' positive an' confident like...
wi' yer' haunds oan yer knees...
yer palms facin' richt up tae the ceilin'...
openin' up tae a' thon braw energy around ye...
focusin' oan the risin' an' fallin' o' yer chist…
bringin' ye richt intae the here an' noo…
an' focus on yer day's heid work...
Aye, let's git crackin'.
"The groundwork for my practice is
that meditation is unproductive,
that it doesn't make you more efficient,
it doesn't make you wiser,
and that, deep down,
it has no 'purpose' in the common sense of the term,"
Fabrice Midal, 'The French Art of Letting Go'
We're all going to die,
all of us, what a circus!
That alone should make us love each other
but it doesn't.
We are terrorised and flattened
we are eaten up by nothing.
We forget that we are all dead men
conversing with dead men.
Jorge Luis Borges