This is our 39th week of On-Line Meditation.
In Sanskrit it is written: ‘Necessity changes a course but never a goal.’
When meditation is part of our daily life we need to be flexible, sensible and realistic at all times. Meditation is not a formula nor should it be a straightjacket that makes unreasonable demands.
Our practice of meditation, ideally morning and night is sometimes confronted by the real. It’s at these times that we turn to the practice of mindfulness as part of our daily routine; we ‘sanctify’ the real with moments of mindfulness rather than idealise the ‘holy’ through our meditation. Meditation is not an excuse to avoid responsibility, it is not an escape from life; it leavens life.
Out meditation stabilises us in the middle of confusion and gives us energy to go on doing what must be done even when the rest of our life taxes and fatigues.
I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Christmas, a very peaceful summer break and look forward to us meeting again on-line on the 7th of January.
And now let’s meditate in the fashion that you are accustomed. You might like to dedicate this meditation practice to those affected by the pandemic or you might have some other worthy intention.
(Meditate for up to 20 minutes.)
As we go about our daily activities I hope that by our attention, our awareness in the present, we will find joy in the midst of the losses brought about during this pandemic.