A succinct teaching on practice – developing a space which does not wobble - and how we work with changing moods.
Through meditation practice we can access a core presence, which feels like an ‘inner’ state, where things are not happening, and the flow of events has receded. Thoughts quieten down, and we feel firmly grounded. There is a sense of singularity, of ‘just being here.’ This is a valuable basis from which we can look into the roots of mental/emotional behaviour. So meditation is not about getting into that inner state just for its own sake, but about using quiet firmness as a base from which to contemplate moods and mind-states. This entails not sticking to ideas of what I want and what should be, but really relating to what is present without reactions and bias. In this way we learn and develop non-attachment.