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JIM INFANTINO

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Before and After Silence

hurry : work

the day is yelling
hurry! hurry! you're too late!
or is that just me?

sit

last night i had fun
today i come back to work
i keep coming back
hurry  work

'floor1' by Zoë

updated: 3 years ago

reluctant : compassion

reluctant  compassion

'blanket 6' by Zoë

reluctant, i sit
a hundred reasons not to
stubborn faith alone

sit

compassion is not
about you and i alone
only emptiness

updated: 3 years ago

bus : galaxies

bus  galaxies

'rug rug' by Zoë

concerned only with
my own happiness i curse
this wild crowded bus

sit

we are galaxies
separated by vast space
born of one idea

updated: 3 years ago

agenda : rhythm

agenda  rhythm

'dada 8' by Zoë

there is time enough
for everything apart from
my own agenda

sit

finally my mind
slows to the rythm of breath
when I hear the gong

updated: 3 years ago

puzzle : onion

puzzle  onion

'christmas' by Zoë

my daughter Zoë
solves a puzzle by touching
everything she can

sit

like an onion skin
all of space and time appears
to the perceiver

updated: 3 years ago

pot : inverted

pot  inverted

'lightscape' by Zoë

in the large office
someone brews a second pot
I am not alone

sit

unaware am i
the dimensions of this space
inverted somehow

updated: 3 years ago

dishes : tiger

dishes  tiger

'quilt dream' by Zoë

dishes in the sink
an angry monster to fight
or a wise teacher

sit

walking through the trees
the tiger pulls a long tail
following it back

updated: 3 years ago

dark : snow

dark  snow

'baby' by Zoë

dark thoughts, cold morning
i trudge to work in the snow
ignorant and sad

sit

i sit with my thoughts
outside, snow gradually
covers everything

updated: 3 years ago

ocean : breath

ocean  breath

'mote' by Zoë

the new day ocean
seems to cover the horizon
only a mirage

sit

more precious than food
or water or bright jewels
this breath, this breath, ...

updated: 3 years ago

wet : space

wet  space

'edge' by Zoë

rain on my wool coat
smelling like an english sheep
I stay dry enough

sit

in the space of mind
which is true space, only space
infinite freedom

updated: 3 years ago

gum : wandering

gum  wandering

'ghost' by Zoë

bad breath, a sore throat
you should buy some gum today
my wife says to me

sit

my wandering mind
slow down the clock by magic
one breath lasts forever

updated: 3 years ago

anger : unravelling

anger  unravelling

'and and bee 4' by Zoë

anger in action
hot and uncomfortable
sleeping and steering

sit

my mind as it is
unravelling into space
what is there to say?

updated: 3 years ago

early : silent

early  silent

'leg 12' by Zoë

Im at work early
the building is so quiet
pipes gurgle and drip

sit

silent gong, no bell
how long have I been sitting?
there is no way to tell

updated: 3 years ago

noise : coffee

noise  coffee

'self portrait with curls' by Zoë

aggressive language
incomprehensible noise
a leaky ceiling

sit

coffee is ready
i drink to wake myself up
and also, I sit ...

updated: 3 years ago

flame : gratitude

flame  gratitude

'toes1' by Zoë

my plans are aflame
my expectations, ashes
okay! now begin.

sit

gratitude hangs up
behind my desk chair shouting
GRATITUDE! all day.

updated: 3 years ago

elbow : this

elbow  this

'emergence' by Zoë

My life is so full
frustration and joyfulness
elbow each other

sit

is or not is
not both nor neither nor none
this is not a word

updated: 3 years ago

bone : snow

bone  snow

'blanket5' by Zoë

sit mind, sit. wait mind.
bone a bone must run and fetch
no bone mind, sit mind

sit

heating or cooling
it stands up on metal legs
under the light snow

updated: 3 years ago

time : form

time  form

'form transition' by Zoë

time alone and time
apart from my beloveds
I open my heart

sit

form and formation
snakes made of water and wind
wriggle and ripple

updated: 3 years ago

Zapping the PRAM & boredom

I have a new technique for quickly gaining a bit of space - called "zapping the P-RAM" described in the start of this video. Also, when we say we are bored, what exactly do we mean? What happens to our minds when we feel bored? Get curious about this, and you can never be truly bored again.


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Zapping the PRAM amp boredom

updated: 3 years ago

five : meditation at work : distractions


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I sit at work because I can no longer sit at home. Sitting at work is really different. Thoughts automatically gravitate to the to-do list or new ideas. During sitting, it is best to treat these great ideas the same way you treat any thought. Come back to the object of meditation, which is the breath. Don't make a big thing out of it, just come back. Having thoughts, good or bad, is not good or bad.

That said, here is a nice photo of the reason I can't sit at home.

so
five  meditation at work  distractions

updated: 3 years ago

Got dressed up for a meeting today : Make time to do nothing

Day has been busy, but I was out and about in this town a bit. Took the Hubway. Got a bit confused by it. Would not accept my code for the return trip. Meeting went well, I think, we shall see. Another meeting back at the office on the phone when I got in. With all these meetings, when do I work? OH and now I spend 10 minutes doing NOTHING. Wow. Trying not to get stuck in thought about all these meetings.

Attached is another picture of my lovely daughter. And a video for sitting. Good luck.

so


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Got dressed up for a meeting today  Make time to do nothing

updated: 3 years ago

A completely new site

I am becoming increasingly aware that i have not enough time in the day to have a day of my time. So. I decided the best thing to do was to spend some time every day documenting this occurrence.

also

My happiness in life seems to depend  on finding at least 10 minutes a day to sit in silent meditation. Somehow, I am finding it harder and harder to find those 10 minutes. Therefore, I have decided to video myself having 10 minutes of silence each day, and if that is useful for others. Great. If not, it will be useful to me.

Attached is a picture of my beautiful daughter, who I miss while I am away at work.

so

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A completely new site

updated: 3 years ago