Awhile back, I wrote about my new yoga/group meditation practice. The more I engage with it, the happier I am becoming. I am firmly convinced that if everyone did yoga and mediation, ours would be a much more tranquil planet.
I’ve read that one who meditates is not speaking to God….but that meditation is the Spirit speaking to the person….and so it appears. I prefer to think of it as a kind of gentle “unnfolding”….of emotion….of truth….of a peaceful, calmer energy. Through this practice, I am experiencing a real transformation of sorts, and am more awake and alive than ever.
The above-words of Adyashanti are true. Letting go of our emotional burdens is work. It takes both emotional and physical energy. Through meditation, one can simply allow these things to fall away….gently, thoroughly and quietly. Meditation is not a way of making the mind quiet. It is a way of entering the quiet that already exists, buried under the 50,000 thoughts that the average person has every day. It is a way of dwelling in the peace…of basking in it….of being spiritually cleansed by it.
Meditation is a great way to keep the mind still in the midst of a hurricane of emotional jumble. In order to deal with ANY problem that arises, meditation provides the means with which to make sense of it all, to give chaos lower priority, to elevate one’s consciousness to a level of manageable solutions….solutions that might turn out to be entirely different than we might expect. For me, it means beginning each day with a rich and grateful heart, being able to appreciate each tiny thing that brings me joy, and facing the day with love. As my body grows stronger through yoga, and my mind grows more peaceful through meditation, I am satisfied with my life. I enjoy it. I love it. I love you, too.