A voice in the dark...water dripping...drop by drop.
Laying on your back, you hear. A voice.
No. A murmur. Hard to hear.Hard to understand.
A part of you can't just ignore that voice.
You must hear it, how ever difficult.
So you do.
The words said are almost unaudible.
You only get the meaning, but not the words.
You can't see the purpose.
The Voice is speaking of something apparently you have.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
There are numerous forms of meditation practice-some done in silence, others using voice and sound. The techniques I am most familiar with are from one tradition-vipassana, or insight meditation-but the same elements are found in many traditions: concentration, awareness, and lovingkindness.
On a daily basis, we can notice that our minds tend to be scattered. We might contemplate making a phone call and end up subsumed in regrets about a phone