Friday, April 6, 2012
While meditation may be a simple task with regards with its instruction, it does not take long for one to realize how chaotic our inner landscape may be. In this process, we often develop almost instantaneous feelings of guilt or unworthiness. This natural inclination towards the negative and the critical however must be recognized quickly with compassionate awareness. Witness this feeling without further judgement and see how the mind naturally adjusts.
There is evidence, in my own experience and in the words of many sages that we need not to do more than direct our energy inward to make progress. It is said that when we simply take the time to observe our own conscious experience, we are in fact engaging in a natural process of purification and inner evolution. We need to do nothing more than observe without judgment and concentrate without direction. No matter how violent the waves of our mental ocean, they will eventually settle.
Approach your mind with passionate curiosity and penetrating compassion. Become a student once again. Often times we become enamored with the finger pointing at the truth rather than the truth itself. I say that anger, resentment, rage, and guilt will naturally fall away once they have been heard wholly. I say that negative emotions and constructs, through skillful observation, will evolve into positive forces so tangible that the way you experience life changes. Meditation asks you not to listen to me, but to come see for yourself.