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East vs. West

Color of the day:  Ivory
Incense of the day:  Narcissus
 
Color of the day: Ivory
Incense of the day: Narcissus

It was once said to me that all too often, Westerners focus on the "do" to our own detriment, while Easterners live simply to "be." Because "being" is framed in terms of "doing nothing" we often have difficulty finding the stillness required to simply meditate, be with ourselves, know ourselves, and just be. Challenge that frenetic Western sensibility. Take a timer and practice sitting still. It may take more than one day to sit still for a full five minutes. The only goal of this exercise is to stay in the same place for a set period of time. You may hear inner voices complain about the waste of time, and all the things you should be doing. They're not on your side. Focus on staying where you are, and when it's time to do again, you'll go about it at peace.
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