WTF is Meditation? 🙏
June 13, 2021
Is it vitamins for the heart and mind? An inner vacuum cleaner? A reboot technique? A technique to soften and/or un-attach from personal traumas? Creating a mind/heart set to reexamine situations in your life for lessons and/or opportunities? A method to heal whatever ails you or at least make it more manageable? A gift from the Eastern guru’s? A focus and development into an art of deepening our love of self and ability to love another more?
Why was this technique practically unheard of in the western world until it silently and gradually slipped in during the 60’s and 70’s with it’s Yoga and meditating techniques as well as it’s popularity of the music group, the Beatles and guru’s or Masters of the ‘spiritual’ from India like Yogananda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Vivekananda, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (aka Osho), and the first popular American, guru Ram Das (Richard Alpert), etc.
Meditation (meditating is the act and art of non doing and ‘letting go’). It’s a process of getting to know yourself deeply and completely, both who you are inside and how you react to what is outside. Meditating is, in its many different techniques, a helper for you to enjoy yourself beyond the stresses and troubled moments to see that they are merely superficial. You will experience that your true nature, and the real you is actually very positive. You are really in the true sense a miracle of nature born to see and experience that.
The essence of meditation is just witnessing the body, mind and feelings without judgment. Modern humans, of eastern or western origin has changed so much that new methods are needed. Hence, many ancient methods of meditating are available that counter sitting and ‘just contemplating one’s belly button. Many methods besides forms of breathing and being still embody Yogic techniques and many pre meditative techniques that involve sounds, movements, aerobic exercises, etc. Infinite forms of meditating can be tailored to the individuals wants and needs.
Meditation is a very simple phenomenon. Meditation is not to do something, but to just be and not doing anything while being at your center. It’s a knack of un-disturbance, and being with the flow. Utter silence is its empowerment for more joy, clarity, vision, and creativity. To be the watcher and not the doer. Watchfulness and awareness, unclouded and not disturbed. A main thing to know is that meditation should be a fun thing to look forward too. It’s not often thought of, but coupling in deep love is perhaps the greatest meditation opportunity. Be the wordless watcher and experience who you really are.