.… is that tattered rag in the cleaning bin; the one that melts your heart with its softness and cloudy stains; the one that can handle the world’s dust and absorb all tears.
As winter MBSR begins, we are committed to learning practices that inevitably challenge our habitual ways of being. To spend 20 minutes eating a raisin, or 45 minutes moving attention, inch by inch though our bodies is for most, a departure from the familiar. Awareness, opens us to thoughts, sensations and emotions, pleasant, unpleasant and neutral. In the process we rummage deeply to find that “rag in the bin” that can take care, no matter what the joy; no matter what the mess.