In an article titled “Whatever you Do, Don’t Wobble”, by Scott Jeffrey, he references an ancient Zen proverb that says, “In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble."
So how do your stop wobbling, but through apply daily practice to bring LIFE into the PRESENT and the DIVINE.
Scott further states, “Hesitation, confusion, frustration, lethargy, apathy, and anger are all forms of resistance. When we let them go, we are liberated, entering a state of effortlessness that makes life’s adventures infinitely more enjoyable.”
He goes on to say, “The point of the proverb is not about multitasking, but about nonresistance. Resistance obstructs the natural flow of our thinking and acting throughout the day. Degrees of resistance vary, but any level of resistance depletes our energy and hinders our state of flow. In a state of nonresistance, we find a natural way of being in the world—at work and at home.”
The problem is that many women carry around with them so many “not being enough mental dialogues” they also carry around a lot of resistance of which creates many of those negative emotions, and which we human’s experience in life’s trying daily moments.
Finding a way of true practice, of the spiritual sort, is what spiritual women do. As you find a daily practice like Yoga or meditation; you can become a personal journey that works for them. Why does a person need to apply some sort of daily practice?
Jeffrey goes on to state, “Every aspect of Zen culture like the tea ceremony, archery, calligraphy, or fencing is performed with a one-pointedness of mind on the task at hand. No wobbling allowed.”
Moving yourself from your human world of drama of past/future meanderings to enter a new world of the present is where you begin to experience living from SPIRIT. Once you do this, is when your wobbling will stop.
I want you to begin to see daily practice as training wheels that can placed on a bike. Every child as he or she learns to ride, his or her parents will put training wheels on so that they get the hang of it and not have to crash. But once a child gains a sense of balance, is when we take them off. I want you to see that this metaphor can be true about applying daily practice.
The only difference between daily practice and adding training wheels to a bike is that you won’t ever remove them but to make it work best you will apply your practice for life.
I still practice meditation but the only difference from when I started to where I am with this skill, is I have gotten faster and better at becoming mindful which when apply mindfulness it is by moving from a negative way of thinking and switching to a more positive thinking which is reinforced by my continuous daily breathing meditation practice. This is what being skilled is about. And those living in a lesser world, and not awaken, have not recognized this practice.
Because I have practiced for micro meditation for many years, if I find myself in the human world too long, I can enter the divine in 30 seconds or less, simply by applying breathe. The more you practice you do. The more skillful you will become and the faster you can make this transition. Every now and again as I am working on my computer and I am in that other world of thought, I can within 3 – 5 deep breaths; enter into spirit.
Daily practice of the different practices I suggest of air (meditation), body (Yoga), Food eating (mainly fruits and vegetables), and water (enjoying the ocean, or taking long baths or showers) can become like adding training wheels from your practice so you can move you out from your human world; the world of WORK or negative thought, and eventually when you are expertly skilled, even at a glance, you can enter the world I’ll call Nirvana or SPIRIT.
I use mindfulness daily. A good way to examine what your practices are trying to achieve is that once you are fully into your BODY self, it becomes a time when you are fully PRESENT, and when you are fully present is when you are in SPIRIT. That is why you need to find a daily practice that works best for you. So here might be some practices.
For example, as a woman you might decide daily to either meditate 1 or 10 minutes a day or do yoga, and even take long baths 3 – 4 times a week. And you may take long showers in between. If you can decide to take Yoga, I strong recommend yoga for most women, but not HOT YOGA, as much as solitary yoga, so as to enter a state of rest. This will help you through using its form of body poses and mindful meditation to achieve spirituality.
Also, you might decide to add to these other practices such as attending church, a synagogue or mosque or going or even nature walks weekly. All these and many other combinations you can enjoy; which becomes a form of practice towards entering your SPIRIT. The more you can do this daily, the better you will reach your spiritual attainment.
In fact as a better metaphor it is like daily plugging in and recharging your iPhone. You have to plug it in if not daily often or there will be no Internet connection. The same is true with your SPIRIT, you need to apply daily practice that works best for you so you recharge your spirit and gain some sort of sanity in this insane world. Or as the expression suggests, doing these practices is how you where can finally stop wobbling. And remember, you are doing all of this, so you can experience your divine self. Learning how to enter spirit daily is to be skilled. The ultimate skill you gain in applying micro meditations frequently throughout your day is to live experimentally of spiritual most times of each day.