I have over the course of this deployment found a way to get two to three daily sittings in. While they are often interrupted the part that bothered me today was the interruptions brought up by the small mind.
This afternoon’s sitting the Navy was conducting a damage controlee training environment. I caught the small mind going into aversion mode and angry with the bells and whistles and clanking around. I can’t help but think: after so many years of sitting I still allow my mind to get distracted by the myriad things. But it wasn’t distraction. It was just awareness. I don’t think that awareness in and of it self is bad at all. The small mind did not really take control at all. Mostly the small mind just squirmed a little bit. And than it felt compelled to write a commentary about it.
I looked up the definition of untamed. My dictionary says – in a natural state.