Re: [Meditation Society of America] jeff
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Athanor"
> Thank you Jeff,Hello, again, Mirela -
> i feel that your words are close to what i feel the meditation is..
I once read, "When the heart speaks, take good notes."
As you've noticed, I openly declare my role as a teacher.
And this comes under considerable fire in some camps.
But it becomes more and more obvious that many who
shows up here posture as "teachers". We have
different styles and use different paradigms for the
"teaching" but as the poem goes, "a rose by any another
name, would it not smell as sweet".
So, if you'd like to "try a technique", as suggested
by Sarlo and Greg...here's an excerpt from an
article I wrote:
In America, and in many parts of the world, the modern-day sensory
input overloads us from the moment of birth. Entering into silent
meditation or an internal experience without the constant chatter of
internal dialogue or other sensory input is nearly impossible for the
average person today.
And our MacDonald's-tempered need for, and expectation of immediate
gratification has shortened our patience to a nanosecond. How can we
hope to quiet the mind and enter a place of pure intuitive consciousness?
Yet, there is a simple way of quieting the internal dialogue. Even in
the midst of a hustle-bustle of activity we can "enter into" a place
of internal quiet. We can "allow" ourselves to be gently mesmerized by
a scene as simple as the steam coming from our morning coffee, the
view from our office window, watching a sunrise or sunset, kid's
playing...you get the picture.
We do this "naturally" several times during any given day or evening.
By allowing ourselves to be mesmerized, we make a conscious choice to
be quietly absorbed in the sights and sounds and smells in our
environment, to the point of experiencing them without describing them
or connecting them to some memory or current event, and running off
our internal dialogue.
The purpose is to quiet the internal dialogue and just experience - in
a land without words, even if for just a moment or two at first.
If you will do this simple exercise when it occurs to you, for even
just brief moments, over the next few days you will begin to feel an
intuitive stirring, a subtle shift in consciousness that has the
flavor of a quiet peacefulness. It's a mental break, a gentle tapping
This is the beginning of the walk.
So, if this appeals to you, you can find the entire article with
follow up meditation techniques included, in the files section. Just
click on the Files link on the left and open Jeff Epic 1. Natural
All in love,