Monday, 3 June 2013
a longer line
There is a story of a mathematician who answered the question of how to make a line drawn on a board shorter, took the chalk and simply drew a longer line, making the original one look shorter. Meditation is the longer line. This morning, meditation allowed a large large inner space to become real, rather like the sky but with a feeling of great benevolence. Of course, a few old thoughts and some new flitted across the space, but weren't captivating. It may be a frivolous analogy but it is rather like being in a room with a lot of people who are all interesting, attractive and talking, but you are with your best friend, comfortably at home with them or consequently not attracted to the melée. It is friendly and without any walls. It is a larger space, a longer line, but extraordinarily familiar.