Meditation: Be Before Thinking

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In this guided meditation we begin with contemplating Dogen’s instructions on Zazen to “Now sit steadfastly and think not-thinking. How do you think not-thinking? Beyond thinking. This is the essential art of Zazen”. We then explore what we need to practice to be before thinking. What is being before thinking. Following the introduction I introduce three core processes that were identified by Francisco Varela and his colleagues: (1) Suspending; (2) Re-directing; and (3) Letting Go. I also discuss (4) Resistance; and (5) Returning.

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