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Calendula November

I'm a fairly inept gardener but it's always pleasing when something good happens even when you ignore conventional wisdom. So, for the last month or so I've been enjoying lots and lots of calendulas. I'm hoping they will last until Christmas which would be quite unusual - which is nice.

The mind massage

It goes something like this:

- Our mind is busy. It wanders off all over the place. We become familiar with this by trying to fix our attention on one subject. Try counting breaths - see if you can count three.

- At some point, the mind calms down. We notice that there are gaps in our thoughts. If we are lucky we spend significant moments in these gaps.

- Now, when the mind wanders off we notice it because of the contrast with the calm mind. There's an ebb and flow. We wander off, we come back to clarity.

- This is the mind massage. We observe the ebb and flow from the perspective of awareness. We are not caught in it (too much), but gently buffeted from one state to another. Like we are floating on the surface of the sea. We feel the rhythm and enjoy the ride

It feels good to let go

I think that is one of the things I have been trying to explain over the years. So:
- find a comfortable place - sit back - relax - breathe in some clean air - feel the pressure in the body - and let go!
Feel free to make a noise as you let go, it tends to enhance the experience.