Like the archer straightening
his arrow and perfecting his aim, the practitioner of meditation straightens out
the mind while aiming his or her attentional energy at its object. Learning to
drop what we’re doing, however momentarily, and to genuinely pay attention in
the present moment, without attachment or bias, helps us become clear, just as a
snow globe becomes clear when we stop shaking it and its flakes settle.
- Lama Surya Das, "The
Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation"