Sitting like a mountain

Stability in your meditation posture is absolutely critical. You just sit, quiet and still.

Whatever occurs – thoughts, sounds, feelings, and sensations that come and go, are just clouds drifting by. And as a mountain is not moved or disturbed by clouds, you don't grab hold of anything. You don't identify with anything. You don't label anything. You don't say anything about what appears or disappears.

You are simply fully present.

In this tranquility of objectless, subjectless Awareness, everything drops away, yet all is affirmed.

– Steve Hagen, Zen meditation teacher, Meditation Now or Never (2007)


Jewel lakes and mountains