Meditation for Thursday 19th October 2023

 In my experience the seduction of embarking on the path of meditation is that some people can be fooled into believing that wanting to ‘do’ meditation is doing it. There are others who read scores of books and articles who also delude themselves into believing that they are meditators. They begin to believe that by travelling they have arrived. Even worse is that they begin to allow others to think that by travelling they have arrived. They mistake the idea of meditation for the practice of meditation and perpetuate the idea. As meditation in all its forms has become fashionable this misapprehension has become widespread. As is frequently said, ‘just do it!’

“How does a person pursue the solace of meditation?”

The teacher replies:-

“The harder you pursue the more distance you create between the yourself and this gift or benefit of meditation.”

“So what does one do about this distance?”

The teacher replies:-

“Understand that it isn’t there.”

“Does this mean that the gifts brought about by my practice of meditation and the distance that seems to place a barrier between my practice and any benefits don’t really exist, that they are one?”

The teacher replies:-

“Not one. Not two.”

“How can that be?”

The teacher replies:-

“The sun and its light, the ocean and the wave, the singer and the song.

Not one. Not two.”


In universal harmony we experiencing the stillness and insights that arise

as we meditate in silence.



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