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  • Papajeff
    One of the many benefits of living a meditative lifestyle is that when one of life s curve balls throws us off balance, we recover much more quickly. This is
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 29, 2009
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      One of the many benefits
      of living a meditative
      lifestyle is that when
      one of life's curve balls
      throws us off balance,
      we recover much more
      quickly.

      This is true if we are
      literally thrown off
      balance moving out of
      the way of a baseball
      being hurled at us, or
      if it is an emotional
      curve ball that has
      thrown us off balance.

      A person who is accustomed
      to an inner quiet as a
      'default' way of being
      is both more physically
      gracefully (really!) and
      emotionally graceful.

      So, recovery time is
      dramatically quicker for
      the person who meditates
      and has adopted a meditative
      lifestyle.

      Events that may have
      caused us to 'stew' for a
      long time and keep rehashing
      the event either in our
      own mind or in complaining
      conversation with other
      people (or both), after
      adopting a meditative
      lifestyle, are much more
      easily dismissed.

      We react, we feel the
      impact, but then recover
      and move on without all
      the emotional residual
      that 'normally' haunted
      us before we began to
      meditate.

      Having used the phrase
      'the meditative lifestyle'
      a couple of times may
      require a brief explanation
      of what is meant:

      Meditation is not simply
      setting aside time to
      'formally' meditate in a
      quiet place. Meditation
      is a lifestyle.

      As we begin to regularly
      meditate we find that the
      inner quiet becomes more
      and more a part of our
      everyday way of being -
      rather than the almost
      constant inner chatter
      that the ego prefers.

      The implications of this
      are many. For example, one
      of the changes we find is
      that we now find ourselves
      more and more 'in the
      moment' - and enjoying
      being there, simply for
      the peaceful contentment
      of it.

      The result of this is
      that when we are engaged
      in any activity...such
      as doing the dishes, for
      instance, we now simply
      enjoy the process - rather
      than finding it (anything)
      a 'chore' that we rush
      through to go to something
      more enjoyable.

      For a person who has adopted
      a meditative lifestyle, life
      is enjoyable and effortless
      moment to moment, with rare
      exception.

      It's all...

      One Love,

      Jeff
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mysticheartmeditation/
    • medit8ionsociety
      Yo Papjeff, Thanks for sharing this. As I recently mentioned, I had received several emails that I think were in part in reaction to the post about Features
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 29, 2009
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        Yo Papjeff,
        Thanks for sharing this. As I recently
        mentioned, I had received several emails
        that I think were in part in reaction to
        the post about "Features of a Mystical
        Experience" http://tinyurl.com/yzej4ln
        that detailed the characteristics
        of an "Enlightenment" experience. The emails
        made clear that what the writers were seeking
        from meditation was much more in line with
        being able to deal with work stress, touchy
        interpersonal relationships, bad health,
        overreacting to things, and other issues much
        more common to everyday life events than to
        cosmic insights and bliss-full sensations.
        No doubt that meditation offers this to all,
        as well as the potential for extra-ordinary
        cosmic consciousness experiences, as your
        insights point to so clearly.
        Thanks again.
        Peace and blessings,
        Bob
        "Papajeff" <jeff@...> wrote:
        >
        > One of the many benefits
        > of living a meditative
        > lifestyle is that when
        > one of life's curve balls
        > throws us off balance,
        > we recover much more
        > quickly.
        >
        > This is true if we are
        > literally thrown off
        > balance moving out of
        > the way of a baseball
        > being hurled at us, or
        > if it is an emotional
        > curve ball that has
        > thrown us off balance.
        >
        > A person who is accustomed
        > to an inner quiet as a
        > 'default' way of being
        > is both more physically
        > gracefully (really!) and
        > emotionally graceful.
        >
        > So, recovery time is
        > dramatically quicker for
        > the person who meditates
        > and has adopted a meditative
        > lifestyle.
        >
        > Events that may have
        > caused us to 'stew' for a
        > long time and keep rehashing
        > the event either in our
        > own mind or in complaining
        > conversation with other
        > people (or both), after
        > adopting a meditative
        > lifestyle, are much more
        > easily dismissed.
        >
        > We react, we feel the
        > impact, but then recover
        > and move on without all
        > the emotional residual
        > that 'normally' haunted
        > us before we began to
        > meditate.
        >
        > Having used the phrase
        > 'the meditative lifestyle'
        > a couple of times may
        > require a brief explanation
        > of what is meant:
        >
        > Meditation is not simply
        > setting aside time to
        > 'formally' meditate in a
        > quiet place. Meditation
        > is a lifestyle.
        >
        > As we begin to regularly
        > meditate we find that the
        > inner quiet becomes more
        > and more a part of our
        > everyday way of being -
        > rather than the almost
        > constant inner chatter
        > that the ego prefers.
        >
        > The implications of this
        > are many. For example, one
        > of the changes we find is
        > that we now find ourselves
        > more and more 'in the
        > moment' - and enjoying
        > being there, simply for
        > the peaceful contentment
        > of it.
        >
        > The result of this is
        > that when we are engaged
        > in any activity...such
        > as doing the dishes, for
        > instance, we now simply
        > enjoy the process - rather
        > than finding it (anything)
        > a 'chore' that we rush
        > through to go to something
        > more enjoyable.
        >
        > For a person who has adopted
        > a meditative lifestyle, life
        > is enjoyable and effortless
        > moment to moment, with rare
        > exception.
        >
        > It's all...
        >
        > One Love,
        >
        > Jeff
        > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mysticheartmeditation/
        >
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