Thursday, July 25, 2013
Intuitive experience and garden hoeing
The events and interactions during daily living dis-tract from sustained inner awareness. For the intuitive, life is movement in and out of illumination. I pick certain tasks as meditative practice to strengthen the inner life with the hope of someday showing up in all tasks. Hoeing the garden has become a beloved meditative exercise. The unwanted plant life growing in the garden are thoughts, feelings, and perceptions randomly popping up throughout the garden of daily life. I address them, acknowledge them, and clear them. A garden full of unwanted plant life is like thought life so full of random and unwanted thoughts that awareness is chocked off or extinguished. Sustaining awareness during the process of hoeing helps me showup in other tasks and interactions throughout the day.