I enjoy finding new and different ways to meditate in our technology driven, modern society.
Well, yesterday afternoon was one of those days when I discovered a new and unique but effective way to meditate. I was having a really rough weekend after a rough week and I just was feeling too angry and upset to formally meditate so I decided to relax on the couch for awhile as I followed my breath. As I put my head down on a pillow I realized that the laptop was still on in front of me on the coffee table and the screen saver was running.
I had downloaded a screen saver program a few weeks earlier and put various Buddhst images in the program. It flashed images of the Buddha, Bodhisattvas and great teachers of Buddhism which I took in as I relaxed on the couch. So after lying there for a while, breathing deeply and watching the sacred slide show I felt much, much better. Thus, I would recommend using your screen saver as another tool to maintain mindfulness.
-Peace to all beings-
Monday, December 19, 2005
Posted by They call him James Ure at 10:55 AM