Meditation for Thursday 27th June 2024

One of the key fruits of meditation is simplicity.

Meditation is in itself a simply activity but more importantly when we are faithful to our practice it guides us towards adopting simplicity in our day-to-day living.

Simplicity is counter-cultural even scorned by some who see uncompromising, competitive productivity as virtuous.

Meditation opens the heart to getting rid of what is unnecessary and superfluous so that we can enter into an interior simplicity. It’s a way of fleeing from an environment dominated by ‘achievement’ and acquisition.

Meditation provides balance and control, an interior simplicity that has a concern for doing ordinary things quietly and as best as we can.

The attainment of simplicity requires some effort on our part towards building a meditative life; here we discover our centre from which everything else flows.

Meditation practiced faithfully will bring us to our centre and give us the joy that comes from simplicity.

We meditate with the intention of harvesting the fruit of simplicity for ourselves and for others…….



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