Mind Like Still Water
Mind like water is an ancient concept used for teaching internal martial arts and zen meditation.
Let your mind absorb this image…
The surface of the water is completely still, reflecting the surroundings clearly.
Imagine throwing a stone into the water and the splash which ripples away distorting the surface of the water and the clarity of the reflection.
What if our minds work in a similar way?
CLEAR MIND, CLEAR REFLECTIONS?
CLUTTERED MIND, DISTORTED PERCEPTIONS?
Can an unsettled mind clearly reflect on life? (i.e. the surrounding environment, relationships, worries, desires and goals)
What are the stones? (Worries, unresolved arguments, sensory overload?)
What can calm and settle the mind?
What are the benefits?