> Questions: (1) How do we deal with what we feel are poor sessions?
> (2) Why do we forget so much of what happened during a meditation
> session? Like dreams, as soon I end my meditation, I start to forget
> many of the insights I had during meditation - even as I am writing
> them down. I have accepted it a natural process that I should
> probably not interfere with. Does anyone have any views on this, it
> appears to be such a waste of knowledge? For example, today I had an
> insight on why, during meditation, I may sometimes visualize people
> who have died. All I remember now is that I came to some conclusion.
> PS - Could others please share their journal entries.
(1) As my dear old piano teacher said, poor practice sessions always
occur before another leap to a higher plateau of skill. Don't get
discourage. Progress does not occur in a steady upward climb.
You reach one level, stay there to stabilize, then just before you
'leap' things fall apart a bit. Take it as a good sign.
(2) You are doing what I do. I imagine my consciousness as a seven-
floor department store. Let's see if I can find -- ah
"First floor: lust, gambling, obsessions and all the vices...
"Second floor: health worries, money concerns, likes and dislikes, food
fads and fancies.
"Third floor: power trips, ambitions, honors in all flavors, recognitions
"Fourth floor: religious vapors, poetic epiphanies, artistic creations,
"Fifth floor: celibrityhood, stardom, oscars galore, leadership roles,
"Sixth floor: the wisdom center! Rise to guru status here, philosophies,
psychic powers, siddhis, bleeding statues, Great Ideas and Unified
"Seventh and Last Floor: Uh, well, not much here -- wait a minute.,
though! There's a triangle on the wall - what's it say?
SAT = CHIT =
ANANDA = *
LIGHT EQUALS CONSCIOUSNESS EQUALS LOVE EQUALS *
"And there's my Beloved waving to me by the stairs!"
"We climb up to the roof -- and find another note on the wall."
"NOTHING TO IT!"
I tend to get off on the Sixth Floor - inspirations, great ideas,
solutions to problems. What fun and games! I'd say to you what I try to
remind myself: "Stay in the elevator and push the number 7."