the razor’s edge

beach sunsetToday, a friend described sitting in meditation: she can easily fall into noticing objects, or drop off to sleep–but instead, wants to remain at the margin, on what she calls the razor’s edge.

For decades, our minds were trained to jump to thoughts, feelings, sensations, or perceptions; they are an obvious resting place. If we don’t go there, sleep seems like a way out. I have slept through more meditations than I care to count.

What’s helpful for me is to get very curious about that margin my friend spoke about. It’s a lively placeless-place of non-doing–awake and transparent. Thoughts want to take charge, but if I don’t pick them up–don’t touch them at all–they sink into the background. Open clarity abounds.

Thoughts, of course, pop up again. We have found them so interesting and entertaining. Leave them alone; by now, don’t we know where they lead? In my experience, thoughts always follow the same general pattern: they lag behind present moment experience, are often repetitive and off kilter, particularly those that want to capture us in old, familiar story.

Instead of returning yet again to our oldest patterns, let’s dance on the razor’s edge.

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2014
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2 responses to “the razor’s edge

  1. Barbara Green

    Hi Amrita,Your posts and the pictures that go with them have been lovely – THANK YOU!How is your son?Much love,Barbara From: the heart of the matter To: greenb95436@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, November 2, 2014 2:50 PM Subject: [New post] the razor’s edge #yiv7654675307 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7654675307 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7654675307 a.yiv7654675307primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7654675307 a.yiv7654675307primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7654675307 a.yiv7654675307primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7654675307 a.yiv7654675307primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7654675307 WordPress.com | amritaskyeblaine posted: “Today, a friend described sitting in meditation: she can easily fall into noticing objects, or drop off to sleep–but instead, wants to remain at the margin, on what she calls the razor’s edge.For decades, our minds were trained to jump to thoughts, f” | |

    • Thanks, Barbara.
      He’s hanging in there. He has a good in home service provider now, who can cook for him, clean, and run errands. This relieves my tasks a lot.
      He really likes her.
      with love,
      Amrita
      PS meeting this Saturday–haven’t sent out notice yet

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