Meditation for Thursday 1st September 2022
I trust you’ll forgive me but over the next few weeks I’m going to repeat some of our reflections I’ve shared with you over the last few years.
Richard Sullivan, Professor of Creative Writing at Notre Dame University in the 1960s and a writer himself, taught his classes that the two most important physical dimensions of the writing profession were time and space. “Write every single day at the same time and in the very same place”, he said, “weather you have anything to say or not, go there and sit and do nothing, if necessary, until the very act of sitting there at your writer’s time in your writer’s place releases the writing energy in you and begins to affect you automatically.” In the same way as meditation practitioners it’s good to develop a routine that takes us to the same place at the same time each day. And on those days when the head is fuzzy and we feel meditation is beyond us at least by being in our meditation place our intention remains and we benefit greatly from the exercise.
I often mention that we meditate not just for our self but for the benefit of others. When we honour this obligation we acknowledge our interconnection with all beings. In India when people meet and part they often say ‘Namaste’, which means, I honour the place within you where if you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us. ‘Namaste’.
As we meditate tonight we can enfold others conscious that our meditation can help bring about peace and harmony, calm and joy to an otherwise fractured world.
Now let’s meditate in the fashion that we are accustomed.
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