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Getting Nowhere
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Getting Nowhere

Find peace by letting go and getting nowhere.

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[Thomas McConkie, Mindfulness Teacher] Fr. William Johnson and the depth of his faith and the integrity with which he held his Christianity, he was struck by the simplicity, the stillness. Something he encountered in Japan, it laid him open. So much so that he became a bidirectional missionary, as committed to learning about this tradition as he was to sharing his own. And so to really get a taste of this, you can drop in for a moment. Just sitting still, wherever you are, whatever you're doing, just sitting still. Just sitting. You're not trying to get somewhere. In fact, the radical gesture is that for once, in this moment, we're not trying to get somewhere. We're getting nowhere. We're giving up any notion that we need to get somewhere in this moment. A human being sitting in stillness is a sacramental posture, a gesture that I am complete. I'm complete, I'm fulfilled. Somehow, it doesn't make sense in the mind, but in my heart, everything I've ever wanted, everything I've ever longed for is somehow right here. Everything's welcome, aches and pains in the body, thoughts in the mind, the commotion of the world. We're not trying to shut anything out here in meditation, on the contrary, we're just opening ourselves, letting absolutely everything in. Thank you.

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