Discussion of spiritual practices: awakening, meditation, and the freedom that cannot be lost or found. All perspectives are welcome; advaita, christian, buddhist, islam or even no perspective at all. Just pointing to that which is nearest and dearest.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

noticing our place

When we sit in silence, we notice our 'place'. In the face of Silence our plans, hopes, and disappointments come and go like wispy clouds on a clear sky. If our plans, hopes, and disappointments are only passing thoughts, who are we?

This is the ultimate question. Meditation leads us to the answer.

Here's a hint:

He is the First and the Last , the Outward and the Inward. He has knowledge of all things. ( Quran, 57:3)


Monday, November 21, 2011

meditation -> gratitude

Here's a thanksgiving thought or two. I've heard it said that we we don't need more to be thankful for; we just need to be more thankful.

Meditation leads us ultimately to gratitude whose bedfellow is Peace.

[Quran 16:18] And if you should count the favors of Allah , you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

repeating the past

Expecting any specific result from our practice periods always requires the past to be repeated in some way .

To find that which is always fresh … empty yourself.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

noticing the Vastness

When we meditate we notice that many things (thoughts, feelings, body sensations, noises, etc.) pass in front of our awareness. That we are aware of all these 'things' is a clear pointer to our essential vastness.

Surrender to the Mystery now … clinging only appears to delay the inevitable victory of the Vastness.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

regular practice

Meditation is like de-cluttering or cleaning a home. To keep ones mind free of useless clutter requires daily practice. It is truly amazing how much can accumulate (in both homes and minds) if we don't keep at it.

book clutter

establish a regular practice,