by John Prendergast, Ph.D.
Men are afraid to forget their minds, fearing to
fall through the Void with nothing to stay their fall.
They do not know that the Void is not really void,
but the realm of the real dharma.
Gini bustled into my office several minutes late, flushed and a bit overwhelmed. As she sat on the sofa, catching her breath, she said, “I have got to get a grip on myself!”
“Maybe it’s not so much about getting a grip as it is about letting it go,” I suggested.
Gini was surprised by my response. She slowed down and looked at me more carefully; she was receptive and curious. As we quietly gazed for a minute or two, she relaxed and her attention clarified. Her breath slowed and her shoulders relaxed. Her eyes became calm, deep pools. Our attention dropped down from our heads into our bodies, like two passengers descending in an elevator…
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