Death dream, death meditation

fallDream: I am driving down a steep and wet mountain road. I slip off at a curve off a cliff into free-fall thousands of feet above ground. As I catapult downward, while still at the wheel of my car, I wonder if there is any way I might survive.

We are all free-falling to our death: Pema Chödrön, along with her teacher Chögyam Trungpa speak of this as the groundlessness of our existence.

Groundlessness might be described as the intimacy of facing death in every moment.

Staying aware of this groundlessness, the tender, sweet spot where one can know and not know simultaneously, is a nice form of meditation.

Contemplation and meditation on death and impermanence are regarded as very important in Buddhism…I’ve found it helpful as well and it seems to visit me now as it did in this dream.

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More:  Meditation is the PRACTICE of learning to PAY ATTENTION. That is all.

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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters