Learned this afternoon.
A real struggle it was.
Pain. Excruciating it was.
Going from my teeth to the top of my forehead.
I dealt with it in my usual way
Meditatively.Being present in it, staying calm.
Didn’t work. The pain lasted.
Until I had a thought.
What if it is different.
II went from being present in the painful spot to being present broadly.
Like from looking at a spot, a branch or a tree to looking at the forest.
More literally I set my awareness to be unassumingly , non directionally receptive.
I heard a mantra. “It is physical”. Repeating. “Hee what” I thought then.
The pain went away then.
If I had not changed focus. I would not have succeeded.
At first mediation failed. With hindsight not surprisingly.
Meditation failed , meditation succeeded meditation, meditation succeeded.
It worked and it didn’t.
I want to continue writing about the right way. But I get stuck so I stop.
Bye. until next time.
Walking a path few seem to travel