What do we worship?“A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will come out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshiping, we are becoming.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (with updated pronouns)
I n this meditation exercise, we will examine what we worship.
Meditation is not meditation
We will take the opportunity to stop and experience our minds directly. We will let the mind spin down and notice what happens.
Where is my mind?
A lot of the time, we live in our heads. We will use a tree metaphor for mental being and meditation. When our awareness sits in the branches, we get blown around by the wind. When our awareness sites at the base, we feel stable. Do we have a choice?