Meditation and sleep

So I find myself telling my students “it’s ok to meditate and fall asleep”. What do we think will happen if we do fall asleep or dont’? All that judgement all that do this , do that, don’t do this….

I don’t know. I want to help myself, and others – to just be present. And if that means we fall asleep then we do. All is at it is and will be other when it is. It’s good. Right now.

Seems to me we are so future oriented that if we don’t get approval we are lost, because the prize is promised to one who shows what? And gets approval? We are all suspect, myself included. So human. And so gentle, so childlike.

Perhaps there is no prize and no approval. World shakes.

I like that. World shakes. Milk shakes. Mind shakes. Earth quakes. Time fakes. Self makes.

Ah, interest. Like that one. Self makes. There we are. A new meditation


About Rhonda Schaller

I am an artist, gallerist (on sabbatical), writer, creative mentor and educator. I am the Director, Center of Career & Professional Development and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute. I am the author of Called or Not, Spirits are Present, Blue Pearl Press 2009, and Create Your Art Career, Allworth Press 2013. I sat on the board of Directors and Faculty of the New York Feminist Art Institute. I am the co-founder of the Ceres Gallery, NYC; founder of Schaller Jaquish Art Projects, NY, NJ; Director, Create Meditate and co-publisher of Blue Pearl Press along with my husband environmental studies professor and Vedic scholar Dave Jaquish. My artwork is in the permanent collections of the C.EVERETT KOOP INSTITUTE at Dartmouth University The Art of Healing Gallery; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington D.C. - EXIT ART, Reactions collection; MEMORIAL ART GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART- Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, Mail Art collection, and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation.
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