Beautiful words, as always,
Maria Luisa. Yes, thoughts
give way to "feelings" of
love rather than thoughts,
as meditation becomes our
natural way of being from
moment to moment. As you
have written -- when we
realize that life is
And as these feelings of love
begin to flow and occupy our
sense of being in place of
the constant inner chatter,
these feelings of love bring a
"message", a wisdom whisper,
from the heart that informs
us in ways that are beyond
what thoughts are capable
of presenting. The wisdom
whisper introduces us to
a new love of a new depth;
the love that takes your
breath away with nearly
overwhelming bliss, and
gratitude and joy beyond
words. This love is a love
of perfect harmony; that
is, we both feel it going
outward and we receive it
coming inward with complete
trust and "knowing" that it
comes from God, from Source,
from our Higher Self.
The image of a heart in the
typical symbol of red, with
another heart of gold within
the red heart, at our very
core stirs the imagination.
This symbolic heart of love
has a precious gold core,
a pure center from which
flows wisdom and universal
knowledge; much like (actually
precisely like) the experience
mentioned in the third-eye
meditation that Bob Rose
It's all about love. And
meditation can open a door
to a love beyond anything
we can think or imagine.
A beautiful mantra for
beginning meditators and
seekers along the path is
contained within so many
songs and poems.
Bring me a higher love.
Love, as always,
--- In email@example.com
> Existence is love. Any thought procress just apparently obscures
> Though, existence continues as the eternal presence of itself,
from ever and
> for ever.
> Thoughts appear in this presence Existence is.
> Attention directed to thoughts and trapped by them, makes it
appear that what
> is present is only the temporary, unaware of the Eternal and
> Presence that always is, now and ever.
> Meditation is the awareness of this Eternal Presence over or in
> thoughts appear and disappear.
> Meditation is love.
> This is what we are.
> Love is what we are.
> Love is felt in the chest area of the body. We call it the Heart.
> The body is a thought, a gross thought.
> The thought process creates the idea of gross body, subtle body,
> higher body, body-self, low=self, higher-self and so on. These are
> thoughts, these are the creation, Creation, manifest existence,
> All of which is sustained on the Eternal Presence of Love. The
One, All and
> None Eternal Item.
> Love, and be happy
> Maria Luisa
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jeff Belyea"
> m...> wrote:
> > It seems that even considering
> > the practice of meditation -- any
> > thought in the direction of an
> > interest in learning more about
> > meditation, begins with (or comes
> > from) a stirring at our very core,
> > our heart.
> > While the longing for that
> > "something" missing, or search
> > for an inner peace of mind, or
> > even the interest in the practical
> > applications of meditation as
> > a relaxation or stress management
> > technique seems to be prompted
> > by a "personal" and singular
> > interest, something else seems
> > to consistently happen to those
> > who look to meditation.
> > Even before sitting for their
> > very first "formal" meditation,
> > many people report that, in
> > retrospect, they began to feel
> > a certain softening and
> > tenderness in their feelings
> > for others, as they drew closer
> > and closer to the practice of
> > meditation. For others, those
> > feelings were noticed soon after
> > beginning a regular practice
> > of meditation.
> > It may be that meditation is
> > itself a "loving" action, stirred
> > by the heart, by the seat of love
> > within us all. So, it may be
> > the stirring of our inherent
> > loving nature that "creates"
> > the interest and the urge
> > to learn more about meditation,
> > and about what the poets and
> > songwriters and teachers from
> > all mystic traditions call
> > "a higher love".
> > From this perspective, it is
> > the longing for heart connnection
> > with all that is, a heart
> > search, a heart opening that
> > leads to an experience of
> > new wisdom and understanding
> > of nonduality, of the Oneness
> > of all that is, within God
> > (Love, Source, Spirit, Higher Self),
> > that "calls" us to meditate.