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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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Reaching That which is always True



Meditation is emptying - when we empty utterly we come to That which cannot be lost or found - That which is Eternal. 

Simply do this:
Be still, and lay aside all thoughts of what you are and what God is; all concepts you have learned about the world; all images you hold about yourself. Empty your mind of everything it thinks is either true or false, or good or bad, of every thought it judges worthy, and all the ideas of which it is ashamed. Hold onto nothing. Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught, nor one belief you ever learned before from anything. Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God.

(Course in Miracles - Lesson 189)

Friday, February 13, 2015

appreciation


Meditation is simply the practice of noticing that NONE of your beliefs are true.

When we escape from our "prison of beliefs" we arrive at the place where we can see things as they actually ARE; then we are overwhelmed with GRATITUDE and APPRECIATION.

God brought you out of your mothers' bellies knowing nothing, and He gave you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains, that you may be appreciative. (Quran 16:78)

Friday, February 6, 2015

sitting


When we sit in silent mediation there is no path, no slow progress, no special experience, no bliss, no backsliding, and no insight.  There is only God's delightful  gift of sitting.  Anything else is dreaming!

Everything is in accordance with God's will; He knows what is declared, and what is hidden. (Quran 87:7)