Zen Meditation: Universal Interdependance

The Amoeba Dance Copyright 2

The Amoeba Dance by Monica Gaylor

“We do not “come into” into this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated “egos” inside bags of skin.” ~ Alan Watts

“The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events—that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies—and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.” ~ Alan Watts

Meditation Assignment:

  1. Grab pillow.
  2. Sit or lay.
  3. Relax.
  4. Regulate breathing.
  5. Focus:  Contemplate universal connected-ness, interdependence, and consciousness and what that means to you.
  6. Guided:  I like to meditate to the process of evolution.  While being mindful of my extended environments and the interconnections there-in, I envision myself as an amoeba… eventually I climb out of the primordial slime… I learn to walk on four legs / paws/ etc. … I become a monkey-like creature… I learn to think and have emotions… I become human… I (WE) become post human… WE become enlightened and omnipotent…  It does not have to be scientifically accurate.  Be as creative as you want…  You do not have to evolve either – stop in any incarnation you like and stay for a while…

Post by Monica Gaylor


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