Fixing a Hole

Its a wet weekend. Its been raining since early morning, I don’t know since when. Youtube throws up videos and one video led to another and another and to the song With a Little Help from My Friends which got me listening to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

On the album there’s this song Fixing a Hole. For some reason I heard the following lyrics clearly this time as I was cutting up the vegetables for lunch.

I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go

I’m filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where it will go

And it really doesn’t matter if I’m wrong, I’m right
Where I belong, I’m right
Where I belong
See the people standing there who disagree and never win
And wonder why they don’t get in my door

I know this song is about marijuana but man, all this stuff about stopping the mind from wandering and being wrong is right is so Zen-like.

Sometimes walking in the rain or even meditating under a waterfall (or a shower if you can’t find a waterfall) is a way to keep your mind focused.

I walked to the market today. I didn’t take the bus. Since the road, pavement, grass, everywhere was wet I have to mindfully take each step, basically meditation by walking, step-by-step while feeling the ground especially these tiles they put on the ground which is supposed to help stop wheelchairs from rolling freely across the entrace but can be slippery when wet.

Nothing like the rain to fix the hole in one’s attention.

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