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The most important aspect of meditation practice is regularity.
We regularly practice being at odds with life which disturbes our peace of mind. Just think about how many times during the day you say something like: "What? That idiot!" We practice recoil hundreds of times every day.
Luckily, recoil from life is learned behavior and can be unlearned. To unlearn recoil and learn surrender repetition is needed. Even flossing our teeth requires regularity; how much more regularity is required for peace of mind?
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Given that you cannot predict or control even the next thought that appears in your consciousness, how much control over other things around you do you really have?
When we release the illusion of control, we surprisingly feel safe, whole, and at peace. So … meditation is, at the root, letting go of our imagined control and just noticing the astounding mystery and absolute stillness that life presents each moment.
To put it succinctly: (Quran 4-126) "To God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. God is in full control of all things". Meditate on this and notice the return of Peace,