NoMindI used to live in the mind–there I worried, imagined, invented, played, and explored.

I went to the mind because that is what I was taught as a child: my parents revered the mind’s capacity and honored little else, including the heart, where I natively lived. Dutifully–in order to earn parental acceptance–I closed off my feeling capacity and took up residence in thought. As a survival tactic, it worked, although I didn’t grasp the price. Mind is so very, very small, and  always lags behind the present–the placeless place of reality.

I entered my sixth decade before seeing that I spent 99% of my time in the mind world. It took time to understand the addictive allure and, in loosening its shackles, to uncover delicious, ever-present abidance in that which is. Here and now. No mind required.

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2014
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2 thoughts on “abidance

  1. I understand what you are saying, but I feel living in the mind doesn’t exclude listening to the heart. (I’m an introvert so I spend good chunks of time in my mind.)


  2. Arlene Metrick

    Hi Amrita, I totally resonate with this post…it’s the work now to glide down to the heart and the rest of the body…thanks for this!!
    Love, Arlene


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