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Dear friends,
Here are the notes from last Thursday’s mindfulness get-together

–>> Theme: the flow state

In some ways, one aspect of meditation is seeing through the meditator or letting go of the meditator and entering what is often called a flow state.  The flow state has been recognized by many people in all sorts of aspects of life.  People who do 10,000 hours worth of activity—a violinist, an athlete, a dancer—certain kinds of work and activity, once you master a certain external technique you can enter this state of being able to do that with your eyes open in the midst of activity and you feel connected to everyone.  
You feel like you’re relaxed and open, you feel like time slows down, you feel a sense of boundless quality, and you feel a sense of ease and well-being—no worries, no fear.  And, you are able to live in this world with your eyes open, not just on a cushion, in a way that would be considered one of the highest or best states of well-being. There’s happiness, joy, there’s a peace, there’s a sense of engagement with the world. 
–>> Short Readings
“I would like to live the way a river flows:
Carried out by the surprise of its own unfolding.”
~ John O’Donohue ~
Do not try to become anything.
Do not make yourself into anything.
Do not be a meditator.
Do not become enlightened.
When you sit, let it be.
When you walk, let it be.
Grasp at nothing.
Resist nothing.
 ~ Ajahn Chah ~

What comes, will go.

What is found, will be lost again.

But what you are is beyond

coming and going and

beyond description.

You are It.


 Once you realize that the road is the goal,
and that you are always on the road,
not to reach a goal but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom,
life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple.
In itself an ecstasy.
 ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj ~
Sending you lots of metta and aloha,Tom and family
Ron Richey
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815

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