“When one devotes oneself to meditation, mental burdens, unnecessary worries, and wandering thoughts drop off one by one; life seems to run more smoothly and pleasantly.”
We find it difficult to meditate if we have a stressful day – and, we may have a stressful day if we don’t meditate. So which do we address first? Our day or our meditation?
Both. In our 10-week programme we are jumping into meditation with two feet. But if we experience our mind is restless and it’s difficult to settle, we can start looking at our average day. If we find we aren’t taking moments to relax during the day, if we are taking on too much, if we are in constant emotional swings, then maybe we can tweak things little by little. We can learn to occasionally take a few breaths and observe the moment.
Our meditation will help us be more observant and calm as we experience the events of life, and being more relaxed during the day will move us into deeper meditations, where we can slowly, slowly begin to experience free and clear consciousness. Each effort will help the other.
“Normally, the mind lives permanently acting and reacting according to the impacts of the exterior world; let us compare this to a lake where we throw a stone. We will see how it produces many waves which go from the centre to the periphery; it is the reaction of the water against the impact coming from the exterior world. Something analogous happens with the mind and the feelings. In all the circumstances of life, the mind and feelings take up an active part and incessantly react.”
~Samael Aun Weor~