Saturday, August 1, 2009

Duh! (A Meditative Moment)

Sitting in meditation (in Vermont!), I had a thought about self-consciousness—namely, that the phrase is a total misnomer, since the last thing anyone is conscious of in that condition is the “self.”

I’m sure this idea has occurred to many people many times before, but for me the instant of having it felt like one of startling clarity.

That must be the nature of insight—it’s personal and happens on its own time. You can never tell when some truth you’ve been toying with for years will suddenly hit home.

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