How Simple Are You Willing to Let This Be?

It is easy to make things complicated. It is harder to allow them to remain simple. This is most essential when approaching spiritual practice and meditation. This Inquiry reflection is on what it means to let go of every instrumental definition of meditation. It is an invitation to see what it means to truly engage in a meditation practice without any ideas about what it “should” do for us. How simple are we willing to let it be? When thinking about what I might say I ran across this small poem by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska. The attached photograph is mine and the recording of the Inquiry session can be found on the blog post itself.

The Three Oddest Words

When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.

When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.

When I pronounce the word Nothing,
I make something no nonbeing can hold.


Inquiry recording: