Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Inviting Silence

This is the exercise (or practice known as the morning sitting) that Fripp introduced at Guitar Craft 2008 in Snowshoe, WV. I have been so lapse in my practice. This morning I had a real urge to do the morning sitting, but other things demanded my attention. It's unfortunate because I feel rather lost without it. Find a quiet place before your day begins and just sit, drawing attention to the body as specified.

Please bring part of the attention to the soles of the feet;

to the top of the head;
and what is in between;
what is in front of us, and what is behind;
what is to our right, and what is to our left;
to what is above us, and what is below.

Returning part of our attention to the soles of the feet;
moving the attention up through the legs, up the spine to the top of the shoulders; the finger tips & the palm of the hands, up the arms to the shoulders; up the neck and to the top of the head.
Then, to the left hand: the palm, the back of the hand, inside the hand itself; into the thumb and each of the fingers in turn.

Another thought:

It not our aim to drive out noise.
It is our aim is to invite in Silence

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