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Leaman Brook – A One Minute Meditation

By Andrew Furst @a_furst
 One  Minute Meditations is an ongoing series of short videos, poems, and commentary intended as a meditation.  Offered as an opportunity to step back from your cyber routine and settle into a more natural rhythm, if only for a minute.

Leaman Brook

Looking forward, while not looking forward to winter. A long cold season stored in memory will manifest in our anticipation of the new and coming one.  This view of Leaman Brook, taken last winter, shows the snow covered banks of the outlet of Tobey Falls in Monson, ME.

What does the sight of snow invoke in you? We can’t simply let go of these emotions that are stirred, they need our attention.  But gentleness in the release of our attachment is required. It’s warnings should not go unheeded.   Remember the grasshopper and the ants.

These videos are produced for those of us who spend an inordinately large amount of time in the cyber-world.  They are not a substitute for unplugging from your devices and taking a stroll near trees, water, or a patch of unkempt grass.  Getting out into the world - touching, smelling, hearing, and seeing nature is the best way to reconnect with our prime purpose.  

What is our prime purpose? We are feeling and sensing machines.  We are the universe looking back on itself. We are witness to the wonders and dangers of living in this corner of the cosmos.  We are the seekers looking for connection a little further beyond yesterday's borders and boundaries.

But sitting and staring at the screen robs us of the sustenance that we rely upon for wonder and sanity.  These videos are an opportunity to bring the sensations of nature to you, while you're in the cyber-world. Its an opportunity to relax your gaze, resettle your posture,  and regain some depth in your breath.  Listen and watch the video and allow your self to open up and recharge.

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