There is Life After the Thesis

After chronicling my thoughts, feelings, ideas, and experiences throughout the thesis process on this blog (formerly entitled Rites of a Thesis), it seemed odd to me to simply let the blog go just because I had turned in my thesis and graduated. I don't want to merely "shelve" my thesis nor do I want all that I got from my time at Naropa to lie dormant. I want my thesis to continue to live and breathe and become, and I would like all the teachings and experiences I had during my time at Naropa to do the same. So I am keeping the blog (changing the title), and am commiting to myself to (w)rite on as I journey forward.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More on Meditation

This morning I got in a lovingkindness (LK) practice. I hadn't done that all week and what I noticed this morning, is how open I felt after the practice.

It felt like I "shifted" somehow while I was sitting, extending my thoughts. Especially when I was sending LK to a neutral person. There was more space - more heart space, so that when I shifted LK to a very specific person who I am struggling with, I felt a bit more open-hearted to this person.

The person I struggle with is a colleague at work, and this morning I took the LK on the cushion with me. When I saw him - first thing as I walked into the faculty house today - I felt less "snarly." That was a really nice feeling...a really nice "lift."

Small steps. Short post. Hopeful progress.

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