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The Comfy Chair of Being

Updated: Feb 8, 2022

“Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.” Lao Tzu

True, formless being, the place of alert rest is like a place to sit, sip a tea, read a book or talk with friends.

It is like the most comfortable chair you can imagine:

  • You just sink into it

  • You don’t worry about falling

  • You don’t have to support yourself

  • It does all the work

  • It is effortless and constant

  • The purest relaxation

This is the true nature of being. Don’t believe me?

Close your eyes and just put your attention on the simple feeling of being

  • Do you need to maintain it?

  • Do you need to make it happen?

  • Did you create it?

  • Is it ever not there?

For just a moment set aside all beliefs and assumptions. Leave outside any conflicting thought, any memory or ambition. What do you find?

Are you gone?

Have you been left outside?

You remain, an ever-presence

Still, effortless, essential

Like a comfy chair that you never have to get out of

Like that favorite sweater you never want to take off

Like that old friend who never lets you down

It is right here

Sink in

Be still


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