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“The word “medicine” comes from the same root as “meditation.” Medicine cures your body, Meditation cures your soul. Medicine heals the material part of you; Meditation heals the spiritual part of you.” ~Osho
I love this
My understanding of mediation has shifted and deepened a lot throughout the years.
I used to think that mediation looked one way.
You sit down, close your eyes, and think of nothing.
But there is so much more to understand within mediation.
I’m going to share with you a download on “True Mediation” that I had received after attending a 5 day silent retreat with Adyashanti.
“True meditation has no direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer. All methods aiming at achieving a certain state of mind are limited, impermanent, and conditioned. Fascination with states leads only to bondage and dependency. True meditation is abidance as primordial awareness.
True meditation appears in consciousness spontaneously when awareness is not being manipulated or controlled. When you first start to meditate, you notice that attention is often being held captive by focus on some object: on thoughts, bodily sensations, emotions, memories, sounds, etc. This is because the mind is conditioned to focus and contract upon objects. Then the mind compulsively interprets and tries to control what it is aware of (the object) in a mechanical and distorted way. It begins to draw conclusions and make assumptions according to past conditioning.
In true meditation all objects (thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, etc.) are left to their natural functioning. This means that no effort should be made to focus on, manipulate, control, or suppress any object of awareness. In true meditation the emphasis is on being awareness; not on being aware of objects, but on resting as primordial awareness itself. Primordial awareness is the source in which all objects arise and subside.
As you gently relax into awareness, into listening, the mind’s compulsive contraction around objects will fade. Silence of being will come more clearly into consciousness as a welcoming to rest and abide. An attitude of open receptivity, free of any goal or anticipation, will facilitate the presence of silence and stillness to be revealed as your natural condition.
As you rest into stillness more profoundly, awareness becomes free of the mind’s compulsive control, contractions, and identifications. Awareness naturally returns to its non-state of absolute unmanifest potential, the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” ~Adyashanti
Mediation doesn’t only happen when we sit down and close our eyes. It happens when you are talking with your lover, when you are alone in the woods, when you take your dog on a morning walk, when you do the dishes, ect.
Today as I was trail running, someone said to me, “this is a great opportunity!”
And instantly, I just knew what he meant.
Every moment is a great opportunity.
To practice being fully present.
To meditate. ✨
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend and are ready to ring in the new year!!
We have 3 more days of eating cooked foods, and we are so ready to be on a raw living foods diet for the next year!
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