Step #7, Interlude – Day 1 This week will will meditate on the theme of interludes. Interludes create space for noticing the usually not noticed. We leverage this every time we meditate. Learning to quiet the mind, create peace in the emotions, and bring stillness to the body requires that we simply observe them – the body, mind and emotions. Without trying to demystify or simplify meditation, observation and meditation are synonymous. Have you ever said, “Let me meditate on it.” You wanted to create space to observe “it” as it really is and then make your move.
For the last 7 weeks, many of us have experienced the most profound interlude of our lives. Life as we knew it was put on pause and in the new now, noticing the usually not noticed is no longer optional. There is great value in this. We wake up to ourselves as we really are and from that moment on, life begins. It has always been that way, you just might not have noticed. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “I went into the woods because I wished to to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what I had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”