In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “On the Edge.”
The thing that has most impact on me when it comes to maintaining a handle on my inner perspective is meditation. To clarify what that means to me, I would have to describe the duality of my reality..
There is all the activity that I perceive in my waking life from the moment I rise in the morning to my final blink before sleep: during which my personality responds to a whole mess of stimuli. Anything from finding a baby snake in the shower to my dog eating freshly bought chicken breasts. Internally there is an I that is witness to all of it, and that I knows that it is timeless and is watching the grand charade of life play itself out. It is my meditations that strengthen my sense of this I that witnesses all things. When disturbing stimuli attempts of gain my attention I can give it with a certain detachment as I am reminded that the activities are less true than the embracing I that is there and keeping the peace in the wake of it all.
I am not as disciplined as I would like to be; this is the mental I that I now speak of, and I am easily distracted, so my meditations are often on and off, but I notice a big difference when I get regular with the practice. I am on an even keel, I feel the contentment of inner peace, and I approach the world far more lovingly and without fear.
Meditation has the biggest impact on me, my life and how I view it.
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