Many times over the years, when together for these meditations, we just sit – in open awareness of present moment. The sensations are present, the room itself is present, each of us -having decided to come for meditation- is present. The moment is present. And, awareness is present.
Awareness always is present. Distraction is simply not being present in the present.
Like a turtle on a rock, be present to the present.
“Energy follows thought.” A focus on anything organizes one’s attention accordingly. This is something that I love about the facets of meditation and the mandala-like character of anything: an emotion, a perception, the sense of reality or of ‘me’, etc. Having equanimity forefront in my consciousness highlights when I am not in equanimity, which often elicits humor with myself. I’m so grateful for these ongoing insights.