Sunday, April 18, 2021

the inter-relatedness of all things


Meditation provides a deeper appreciation of the inter-relatedness of all things
 and the part each person plays. The simple rules of this game are honesty
 with yourself about where you are in your life
 and learning to listen to hear how it is. 
Meditation is a way of listening more deeply,
 so you hear from a deeper space, exactly how it is.
 Meditation will help you quiet your mind, 
enhance your ability to be insightful and understanding
 and give you a sense of inner peace.

If you meditate regularly, even when you don’t feel like it, 
you will make great gains, for it will allow you to see
 how your thoughts impose limits on you.
 Your resistances to meditation are your mental prisons in miniature.

When I asked Maharajji how to meditate, he said, 
“Meditate like Christ.” 
I said, “Maharajji, how did Christ meditate?”
 He became very quiet and closed his eyes.
 After a few minutes,
 he had a blissful expression on his face 
and a tear trickled down his cheek. 
He opened his eyes and said, “He lost himself in Love.” 
Try the meditation of losing yourself in love…. 
~ Ram Dass
art by Carl Beam,
  M'Chigeeng First Nation