Re: Journal Entry-Eve
- Hi Eve. We're going to feature the OM meditation in the issue of The
Inner Traveler that should be coming out next week. We were going to
run this quote by Swami Sivananda with it, but there wasn't room, as
the incredible OM artwork would have been diminished. So, I thought
it would be good to share here with you and everyone;
"The mind wants something upon which to lean. That is why Patanjali
insisted that a Yogi should have Om as his Mantra and meditate on its
significance. Om is the name of Brahman (God). Om is Satchidananda
(Truth, Consciousness, Bliss). Om is omniscience and omnipotence. It
is light, joy and peace. Meditate on these ideas, then you will enjoy
Brahmic Consciousness. There is no doubt about this. Behind all names
and forms you will then perceive the nameless and formless Brahman."
--- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., eveneon <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Date: August 1, 2002
> Time: 8:30am
> Duration: 45 minutes (open)
> Position: Sitting in chair, eyes closed, hands resting on knees,
> palms up
> Technique: Breath and body awareness
> Variation: chanted OM silently
> My concentration was pretty good today. I kept my focus and just
> watched. I was very aware of my body today. I didn't have any
> discomfort and I was very relaxed. Began and ended my session with
> three Om's out loud. Pleasant session.
- Hi Eve,
The sound you can hear comes up not only during meditation but at any time
you become present enough to "listen" to yourself.
I have found I have up to 5 or more different voices depending on the
situation and my frame of mind. My typical voice is a logical, reasoning
type of person - a bit like a college professor I think! I sometimes have
the voice of child-like astonishment. A very long time ago (over 25 years) I
was very surprised to hear a dark, mysterious, frightening voice telling me
to stop playing mind games and go to sleep.
As you get to know your different voices you get a better picture of your
frame of mind at the time. The next stage might involve switching voices
when you need a different way of looking at a situation. A further stage
still might be inventing a new voice to achieve a desired effect. But maybe
that is going too far in the wrong direction. Keeping it simple might be a
better approach. If it happens we notice a change in voice at any time we
can simply take that into account.