Cultivating Concentration and Inquiry

Candle lightConcentration and Inquiry:  two skillful means every creative needs to develop.  Here's what Martine Batchelor says about these two skills. "It is essential that you cultivate together and in harmony these twin elements of concentration and inquiry. Concentration will bring stability, stillness, and spaciousness; inquiry will bring alertness, vividness, brightness, and clarity. Combined, they will help you to develop creative awareness, an ability to bring a meditative mind to all aspects of your daily life. In this way, meditation becomes both a refuge and a training: a refuge into being, and a training into doing."

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