Drop into being

The act of taking your seat in your own life, which could also be seen as taking a stand of a certain kind, on a regular basis, is in and of itself a profound expression of human intelligence. Ultimately it is a radical act of sanity and love —namely to stop all the doing that carries us through our moments without truly inhabiting them, and actually drop into being, even for one fleeting moment. That dropping in is the exceedingly simple, but at the same time, hugely radical act undergirding mindfulness as a meditation practice and as a way of being. It is easy to learn. It is easy to do. But it is also equally easy to forget to practice, even though this kind of dropping in takes literally no time at all, just remembering.

Jon Kabat Zinn, Meditation is Not what you Think

One thought on “Drop into being

  1. Love how Kabat-Zinn articulates the meditation as the dropping in on one’s own life. It reflects and exemplifies the spirit of the practice. Thanks for sharing.

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