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, October 29, 2013

Meditation is an unlearning


When we seek 'things' we are simply filling up the precious space in our lives; the space where true comfort abides.  More roller-skates, more food, better relationships, more talent, and more wisdom  … these 'things' only reduce the possibility of true happiness right here right now.

Meditation is the search for space, peace, freedom.  Lasting happiness can only be found by letting go of 'things'.  Meditation is letting go, unlearning, and a falling into helplessness.

Empty yourself utterly … even let go of the "I-thought".  

become helpless,

bob

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

practice


Meditation is the practice of leaving the world of "how I think it ought to be" and joining the reality of "how it is" right here right now.  

The important word here is practice … Dropping our pictures of "ought to be" is hard because most of us have spent years building these pictures and trying to cram the present moment into them.

Another way to think about this is meditation is leaving the realm of 'why' and entering the world of 'what' (what is arising in consciousness right now).  Practice, practice, practice.

peace on you,
bob 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

problems?


I like what Anthony Robbins says about money:

"Money will not solve any of your problems but it will allow you to arrive at them in style.

So it is with meditation:

"meditation will not solve any of your problems but it will invite you to laugh about them".

peace on you,
bob

Thursday, October 3, 2013

sanity #2


Picking up on last weeks post … defining insanity as putting energy into stories that are not true begs the question "What is the truest story?".  

Silent meditation invites us to answer this question.  As we become quieter and quieter stories about "me" and "mine" drop like flies.  Leaving: 

To God belongs the east and the west; wherever you go there will be the presence of God. God is Omnipresent, Omniscient.
(Quran 2:115)

Peace,
bob