Some students recently asked me about when in the day to meditate, and I made the bold claim that attending to center in the beginning of the day can lead to a felt quality of having some kind of non-stick coating. Morning sitting may not be spectacular or profound, but it does somehow line up your little hairs, laying them sleek, so they are not sticking out every which way & ready to get tangled with whatever forms of trouble come sloughing into your orbit. You slip through situations like a seal. Vlooop! You're through, and ready to attend to the next moment.
This morning, my friend Jim Carlson sent me this beautiful story, a perfect illustration of the non-stick principle I was trying to describe:
This Morning: The Fallen Tree
Julie Püttgen is an artist, expressive arts therapist, and meditation teacher.