Meditation on Hands
The body doesn’t think the same way as the mind. Every cell is awake, intelligent, and self-aware – but not involved in discursive thought. Perfect for meditating upon! Let’s take a very simple Embodied-Inquiry™
Take the thinking mind off the hook for a moment. Sit comfortably and feel your hand. Look at it. What do you see? It has weight, density, temperature, color, texture, etc. How do you experience this? Look carefully and you will notice that you experience many things more than just the most obvious characteristics of your hand. You see a certain kind of liveliness. You notice the suppleness of differing textures, the firmness of the bones, and the fluidity and warmth of the bone marrow. With your inner sense of touch you feel the blood flow and the vibration of the nervous system. You may notice the sensation of spaces between the layers of the tissues. You feel the spaces between the cells. You feel the tissues touching one another. You “intuit” a coordination of function.
There is incredible intelligence at work here – cells functioning, communicating, dividing, and performing all manner of intelligent activities without any need for direction from the thinking mind. Intelligence is inherent in all the body tissues. You can witness this. Also, this can witness itself! Rather than you observing this – put yourself right there; be your hand. Observe from the liveliness of your hand, by the hand, via the awareness that is inherent in the hand!
Recognizing life force as the source of every physical structure we explore, we are invited into the realization that all of this – every aspect of body and mind – is this field of Creative Intelligence functioning.