Space between the Notes
Finding Zen was first pointed out to me at age eight by my piano teacher. She told me not to listen to the notes, but the space between.
Flash forward many years and thousands of hours of meditation later - and that nugget of wisdom is more clear than ever. It is the space between our thoughts (thoughts are like notes in a song) that creates space between our words and eventually our 're'-actions. The honoring of the space between is what creates masterful living. Here is a 5 min meditation.(click here for link) Be still, listen to this song. When you hear the bell, inhale, when you hear it again (4 sec later) exhale. Notice the space. Enjoy!