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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Thursday, March 29, 2012

meditation practice

Silent meditation is that practice of being comfortable in the present moment independent of whatever life is presenting.

When we relax and stop recoiling from life, we begin to sense that life is not broken, and that it is the way that it is for a reason.

When we understand that, we come to know our purpose for being here: that we might embrace gratitude, surrender, and charity.

The method is simple: empty yourself utterly.

bob

Monday, March 19, 2012

what is valuable?

Meditation is surrender … just letting go of everything that we think, feel, and experience. When we let go in this way, we are letting go of that which is valueless, and we discover that what is most valuable cannot be relinquished.


"I will not value what is valueless, for what is valuable belongs to me" (Course in Miracles Lesson 133)


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

turning

Meditation is that gentle act of turning away from that which is created and turning toward the Creator

When we let go of 'things' we find space, freedom, peace; interesting huh!

bob

Friday, March 9, 2012

striving

In the early stages of our practice we are seeking; seeking some sort of enlightenment or Truth … something that we can get (or that will come to us) that will bring us lasting happiness or peace.

As we progress in our practice we come to realize that all this is delusion. The delusion that there is something "out there" to be found that is going to bring us lasting love or peace or whatever.

The purpose of meditation is to smash this delusion; to disappoint massively! In our disappointment we stop all the striving and find that what we have been seeking so frantically has always been there as a gift. It was our striving that was the problem.

see?
bob