Brain:Mind

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Awareness flows, never stands still. In Zen we sit still, but we don’t concentrate. It makes us aware of the nature of our mind, which flows and jumps and flies like a butterfly, not a bird – that is, rarely in a straight line. Our brain connects imaginary dots, creates comparisons and preferences in a constant stream. Sometimes the flow stops for a moment and that moment can seem like an eternity. But, the flow will start up again – or I am brain-dead…

I read that it is unhealthy to sit at a desk, that our body needs to keep moving, adjusting its posture. In fact it is healthier to stand in front of your desk, because it allows the body to constantly adjust. Our brain is very similar, I think. Rather than forcing it to be still by concentrating, we observe it and let it go. By allowing it to function we are rewarded with moments of true silence.

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