________________________________ From: audreydc1983 <audreydc1...@yahoo.com> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wed, 6 October, 2010 10:00:24 PM Subject: [Zen] Re: Quaker 'meditation' Unfortunately, so am I >I adopted reading as a coping mechanism, and eventually started working my way >through the Sherlock Holmes collection. At home, it is so easy to just sit and meditate, and I do calm down(except during one occassion). It's much harder on the road because I can't just stop in my tracks and start breathing in the proper posture. So, I try my hardest to concentrate on my breathing whilst on the move, and saying something appropriate to the Heavenly Father as I go along >he likens the mind to an attic. An attic only has limited space - so he >chooses >his knowledge carefully, so as not to "clutter up" his "mind-attic" with >useless >knowledge. I found it a terrific analogy, and it seemed to help me to realize >that remembering >everything is not necessary, nay, it is detrimental to your >working mind. So now I don't feel so guilty about letting go of some useless >knowledge, when I realize that it's happened. :D ....(*smiles*)...Yep, I can relate to that.... in peace Mel >I've always been a worrier.