When you’re quiet
And you’ve done the work
Your mind is at rest
And there is someone in the room
Just making aimless conversation
If you tune in
Whilst still remaining quiet
It is annoying
And you realise
So much of what we say and converse about
With some people
Strangers usually or acquaintances that aren’t really deep friends
Is just gibberish
It’s just noise
What’s worse though
Is when there is no one in the room
And the conversation
*Meditation is the most amazing experience but being aware of just how much crap the mind talks about
You can try and resist it but it will never work
I heard that solution likened to holding a beach ball and shoving it under water – it just keeps popping back up
It’s almost wrecked my poetry writing of late – as you can tell
Or you probably can’t as I schedule ahead but actually haven’t written anything in a week
Because I don’t want to encourage the voice to start talking again
I’m hoping that soon – things will settle down
I was reminded of this the other day in pottery class. I was focused and concentrating on my piece. All around me was this conversation flow and it was irritating because of the inanity.
Just noise for the sake of noise or so it seemed – which is harsh
But after so long spent mostly in my own company
It just felt shockingly garish and unnecessary
It reminded me of when I tune in or become aware of that inner dialogue – usually when I’m trying to shut it up
I’ve never been able to successfully meditate before. Now I can, for fair passages of time and certainly enough to find stillness and peace.
The insights and little epiphanies are like fish lulled into complacency that come nibbling around the edges of my brain
I need to write so I hope that comes back soon
Header photo: just a races snap from above.
9 thoughts on “The long conversation”
I would need earplugs to meditate successfully… Or simply to find a little peace in my house!
Maybe that is why I wasn’t successful before 😂my house is empty pretty much these days.
Sounds like bliss!
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I think it’s called the monkey mind. I definately have one.
Everyone does Len. The beginning is the worst – after that it gets quieter.
In some ways, introverts have it easier in avoiding pointless chit chat. People who know us don’t expect us to speak unnecessarily. But maybe it’s a converse relationship : external quiet, but more internal chatter. Maybe the extroverts have less going on inside because they’re so busy speaking…
And don’t force the writing. There shouldn’t be pressure for that, otherwise it becomes a burden instead of a gift.
That’s something I never considered. Yes, perhaps there is more internal chatter. Meditation – second week – brilliant stuff. My internal chatter has settled down considerably and it’s amazing the clarity it brings for what is really quite a small time allowance.