Meditation for Thursday 15th February 2024

Often when people learn about meditation here at the Carmelite Centre they immediately and understandably think that the meditation taught is religious in character. I have no difficulty with that presumption except that I would rather say that our meditation is spiritual, an experience which implies that when practiced faithfully it can take you to the depths of who you are. You, as your real self, stripped of all perceptions you might have about yourself until you absorb meditation into your daily routine. In the process you experience joy and peace. A feeling of love and light warms up your being. This does not preclude devotion, faith, spiritual reading or prayer because for many people they also form part of their spiritual meditative practice. They are not mutually exclusive.

Spiritual meditation makes you realize that the present is where you want to be and to find solace in the present moment. Spiritual meditation makes you at one with the eternal truth as you let go of all that had happened and will happen.

The need to practice spiritual meditation comes from an innate longing to see and think beyond the chaotic world.

Let us loosen up and let our meditation take its course in a natural and organic manner. We are passive spectators, allowing this process to happen on its own. Do not bother getting it right or being concerned about the outcome.

Let it flow in its natural course.



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