Meditation for Thursday 23rd February 2023

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  • There are no half measures in meditation, we meditate or we don’t!
  • The option to meditate is to root our lives in reality.
  • To meditate is not a commitment to ideology but rather to the simplicity of daily returning to a path of reality.
  • We learn from meditating that we have nothing to fear from this commitment to creating this space in our lives.
  • All of us fear commitment because it seems to be reducing options in our life.
  • Fear of commitment dissolves once we realize that meditation is expanding our horizons, not contracting. We discover liberty not constraint.
  • When we first begin meditation or return to the practice after a spell we are often full of enthusiasm and commitment. Enthusiasm and belief is important.
  • We practice meditation not for any ‘results’. We must not have any expectations. Be indifferent to distractions; don’t let them distract you from your practice. Simply meditate. Simply be in the moment, in the now!
  • Periods of aridity, where we find it difficult to meditate, are natural. When we persevere through these periods we are stronger. It’s precisely at these moments that we benefit most from meditation.

Once there is a certain degree of Presence,

of still and alert attention in human beings’ perceptions,

they can sense the divine life essence,

the one indwelling consciousness or spirit in every creature,

every life-form,

recognize it as one with their own essence

and so love it as themselves.

 Until this happens, however, most humans see only

the outer forms,

unaware of the inner essence,

just as they are unaware of their own essence

and identify only with their

own physical and psychological form.

(Eckhart Tolle – ‘A New Earth’ Penguin 2005)

Meditation is awakening to all that is real; within. It puts us in touch with what is most real within the world around us. It’s then that we discover the surprise of our true identity. That is always good, as no self-revelation is ever bad.