Step #7, Interlude – Day 3 The richness of an interlude is apparent through meditation. Is meditating not an interlude in and of itself? As we meditate we detach from outer activity – from rushing to and fro, from responding to life’s daily demands, from planning, from reminiscing, from tasking. Meditation offers an opportunity to go within, to observe and explore inner activity.
As we learn to still the body, emotions, and mind, we become at once receptive and generative; receiving all that the present moment has to offer and generating equanimity, balance, and peace. Establishing ‘peaceful abiding’ has been our goal thus far. It lays the foundation for access to the higher aspects of the mind: creativity, intuition, insight, revelation, and illumination.
With this meditation, we practice peaceful abiding and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Then next week, we rest and take the week off from meditation posts. Keep your practice going on your own. Practice sitting in silence or revisiting one of your favorite steps thus far. We’ll be back a week from Monday for the second half of this round.