Zen Meditation: Moments of Transition and Revelation

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Babylon 5: created by J. Michael Straczynski.  Final note of Season Three 
spoken by G’kar:

It was the end of the Earth year 2260, and the war had paused, suddenly and unexpectedly.

All around us, it was as if the universe were holding its breath . . . waiting.

All of life can be broken down into moments of transition or moments of revelation. This had the feeling of both.

G’Quon wrote, There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way.

The war we fight is not against powers and principalities – it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender.

The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation.

No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.

Meditation Assignment:

  1. Grab pillow.
  2. Sit or lay.
  3. Relax.
  4. Regulate breathing.
  5. Focus:  “The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation.”  Think about your moments of transition as an entrance that is really just disguised as an exit.
  6. For a guided exercise:  Walk out the exit door.  Where are you?  What are you like?  What are the surroundings and people like?  Etc.

Post by Monica Gaylor.