Before we get into today's practice, I wanted to take a moment to formally declare my love for words.
Words, language, etymology: I'm a sucker for them.
There are a few sweet + foreign little gems I keep in my back pocket for their ability to describe so perfectly what there is no direct translation for ::
There's "Tartle" in Scottish, which describes the act of hesitating while introduing someone because you've forgotten their name.
And "Won" in Korean, which is the feeling of reluctance we have when letting go of an illusion.
Or "Wabi-Sabi" in Japanese, which describes the natural beauty of imperfect things.
There are also the more mundane and common words, that upon closer inspection, have a deep and subtle life of their own.
Today's practice centers around two of these English commoners, specifically the words "Distraction" and "Remembering".
To cut to the chase, meditation begins at the 4 minute and 33 second mark.
Just find a comfortable seat, and perhaps a pen + paper to capture your own insights after meditation, and then click the video above.
Let's do this.