Those were not my words back when I was actively working … because back then we didnt’ text, there wasn’t a cell phone attached to almost every household, in fact likely none. But to those who came wanting to learn to meditate, it was almost always about their need to find a quiet place for themselves, within the confines of their busy lives. Young professionals needing and wanting grounding.
Common when I asked, “Did you get to meditate since we last met?” Answer, “Only, a few times, but each time I was interrupted, or the neighbour, (or children etc.) were making so much noise, I couldn’t concentrate”
And there lies the problem. meditation isn’t about concentration, it isn’t about having candles in the room, or soothing music with a nice incense happening. Meditation is the art of staying in touch with your own personal connection to the “Divine”. God lives in us all… the Energy of Life is the force that makes us all ONE.
If ever you have been blessed with someone in your life where just being together, or knowing that the other is close by, is comforting, and an extension of YOU, that is a special bond, and one that – simply is – We can’t manufacture this sense of extension, sense of Oneness, it simply is. You just are…. and if someone hasn’t had that experience it is hard to explain it to them. They have to find it in themselves. Because a state of peaceful existence begins within.
So many quotes, so many words…” meditation is inaction.”.. do you believe that? There is active meditation for example when one is practicing or engrossed in working out,, dancing, focused on the moment, you are so intent on the moment, although you hear the world around you, it is lost to you in that moment. In that moment, all that is …. is where you are… and what you are doing… that is a form of meditation. That is meditation.. it is you “BEING”
Namaste – Oyashikiri