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.


For some "awakening hints" take a peek at: www.robertflegal.com



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

find a way


Perhaps the simplest meditation instruction is: 

Sit in silence and find a way to get comfortable.

When we sit in silence all of the things:
     our emotions,
     our beliefs, 
     and our physical pains,
which make us uncomfortable appear as if by magic.

In this way meditation is like sitting in front of a shiny mirror showing us our discomfort.  What a gift!

So … find a way to comfort; this is meditation.  Hint: let go.

peace on you,
bob

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Understanding meditation



To understand meditation deeply - practice meditation regularly.

Reading books on meditation [or a blog like this] is like trying imagine a horseback ride.  No amount of reading will ever let you smell the horse.

practice, practice, practice …

peace on you,

bob

Sunday, April 13, 2014

meditation positions


The best position for meditation is to sit as far away from any thoughts about yourself as possible.

peace on you,
bob

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Silence ...


Meditation is simple: stop seeking and listen to The Silence.

"Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear." 
-Rumi