Jarvis,

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Jarvis Stamply" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
> I can't imagine that if you sat on a cushion or bench in the 
middle of the
> woods between a couple of trees that there would be people who 
would
> question what you are doing just sitting by yourself next to a 
tree.

I guess you are right. And then what if they question it, might be 
interesting... But on the other hand, I still feel reluctant to take 
a lotus position in public, it just seems strange here. I guess I 
have to get over that...

> If you are waiting for
> some kind of cosmic silence in order to meditate, you may never 
get the
> chance.

Here you are absolutely right!

Thanks,
Eugene



--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Jarvis Stamply" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> From: "Eugene" < I live in Belgium and that is a highly populated 
country.
> There are a lot of forests in the neighborhood, but all rather 
small and
> well-visited.>>
> 
> I can't imagine that if you sat on a cushion or bench in the 
middle of the
> woods between a couple of trees that there would be people who 
would
> question what you are doing just sitting by yourself next to a 
tree.
> 
> I go to the public parks all the time and sit on any picnic bench 
or walk
> around and meditate with lots of people in the park. If you are 
waiting for
> some kind of cosmic silence in order to meditate, you may never 
get the
> chance.
>







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