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静坐 / Sitting still


一如既往地赤裸着上身,盘膝而坐,让身躯挺拔,如一座雕像,沉静在一片昏暗的灯光下。属于中年的肌肉本该松弛,却因为日间紧凑忙碌的生活而紧绷。

合上眼,把一切事物隔离在眼帘之外,任凭吊挂在墙上的电风扇怒吼着,觉知强烈的劲风扑面而至。

放松……放松……尽量地提醒自己放松……

仿佛登上山峦起伏的悬崖边,感觉狂风刮身,空气清新,心旷神怡,心跳逐渐缓慢。也有如进入山林,绿意围绕着我,偶尔似乎看见蝴蝶在花丛里穿梭,鸟儿在枝丫上欢唱,虫儿在隐蔽处鸣叫,溪水则缓缓地演奏出自然的旋律,安详而自在。

而现实里耳机则传来一阵阵轻柔的乐声,叮叮当当,像极了玻璃杯碰撞的清脆的声响。偶有邻居的犬吠声钻入耳朵,惊扰了渐渐沉淀的思绪。

收摄心神,让《心经》从我心底流淌而过:“心无挂碍,无挂碍故,无有恐怖,远离颠倒梦想,究竟涅槃……”

渐渐地,所有的喧嚣离我而去,只剩下无数的方块文字在脑际里盘旋。那是衷心的祝福,也是真诚的祈祷,一言一语如天真的小孩,喋喋不休。

就这样过了50分钟,说长不长,说短不短。睁开眼的时候,心里一份感恩,唯有这样静心而坐,方能体验当中的那份宁静与安详。

02.08.2017
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Crossing my legs with upper body bare as usual, I sat still like a sculpture under the dim lightings. My body was stiffen from the ever rushing lifestyle of the modern society.

I closed my eyes and enjoyed the strong wind from the furious wall mounted fan. Then I began to tell myself to relax… relax…

I pictured myself sitting on a cliff with strong wind engulfing me. The air was refreshing and gradually my heartbeat slowed down. At times, I also felt like I’ve walked into the woods and I could see butterflies dancing or birds singing, I felt peaceful.

In reality, soothing music streamed into my ears, with my neighbour’s dog barking occasionally that broke my gradually peaceful thoughts.

I attempted to focus and chanted verses from the heart sutra: when we have no attachment, we have no fear, and we separate ourselves from all the dreams and attain nirvana…

Soon, all the noise from the mortal world were nowhere to be heard, except words of blessings and prayers lingering in my mind. 

I spent 50 minutes sitting still. It wasn’t long nor short, and as I opened my eyes again, I felt thankful that I was able to find some inner peace within myself during that period of time.

02.08.2017

Francis Lim 

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