Re: Benefits of Meditation/Josie
- Beautiful...beyond words.
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"blueoceantiger" <jkane@d...> wrote:
> <mustaqawacka@y...> wrote:benefits of
> > Does anyone have any personal success stories of the
> > meditation, and how it has affected there career,relationships
> > etc.. that would be greatly appreciated thanks,
> > Mustaq.
> dear Mustaq:
> i am writing here because this touches
> a conversation i had with a dear one tonight.
> we discussed how there are experiences that are
> so sacred, alive, untouchable, that there seems
> no need or possibility to offer them in words.
> i can be as close physically to you as anyone
> could be and i can tell you of the most wonderful
> or nihilistic things, and it will not give you your
> own direct experience of what i speak of. and it
> may instead give you a description that serves
> to make you overlook your own real experience,
> because it does not sound the same.
> that said, there is an avid curiosity in me
> for reading and expressing at times. there
> is also an awareness that any attempt
> to use words creates containers for what is
> infinite and undefinable.
> what i would like to say is that there comes
> a time when there is no separation between
> meditation and life, between what is when one
> closes one's eyes, and what is present, when
> one's eyes are open.
> also though, it was in meditation years ago that
> i had one of my first experiences of vastness,
> boundlessness, and time stopping.
> if you are genuinely wondering if there is a point
> to meditation, i say if it draws you, then yes!
> there are so many versions and stories about it.
> as far as i can see now, all are techniques so that
> one can risk being fully present for what is.
> just as psychological training is so that one may
> feel comfortable being present with someone else.
> many experience restlessness and fear at some point,
> or wondering "is this it, is this right, is this
> all there is?" staying with these experiences or
> non-experiences are the openings to everything.
> and yet the experiences no matter how fabulous,
> are not it. it is the being with what is,
> whatever may arise, that is really the crux for me.
> does it affect one's life? it changes everything
> and yet it is all the same. only more so exactly
> what is. and there is a grace in this that
> is wordless, intangible and utterly real.
> surrendering all ideas, all of what i hold as me,
> creates availability to what is present.
> for me, breathing, living, writing, surrendering,
> speaking my truth, loving and meditation are all
> the same thing. being fully here, just as i am.
> and within this is a softness, a stillness, and
> an equanimity, available for all of us.
> this is simply my (non-expert)perception and
> response in this moment. thank you for an
> opportunity to ponder this.