Guided meditation on the 6 senses, contact, impermanence, ends with chant of the 5 subjects for frequent recollection and a traditional Theravada blessing in English, chanting together with Ayya Santacitta. Offered as part of an online weekend retreat with White Heron Sangha.
The mind becomes crowded with our thoughts, impressions, plans and worries. But what’s the bit that’s not occupied by all of that? Stability and confidence are available in that space, to meet what is arising.
Speech, whether internal or external, tends to reinforce and reify the sense of self. Self-awareness, rather than self-referencing, is recommended. Speech has the possibility of helping to prune, clarify, steady – it can help lead to the end of the person.
Sutta references: AN4:183; M.58:12