I love the care, compassion, simplicity and humour of this teaching;
Published on 14 Jul 2016
We keep hearing how meditation is good for body and spirit (if you have not already heard, raises immunity and brain function, relieves depression and problems with blood pressure, reduces the negative impact of stress, helps in the fight against addiction, relieves PMS, prolongs life …) but when you think of the daily half-hour (or more) spent in an uncomfortable position, while trying to clear the head of all thoughts and concentrate can be a little difficult. The truth is that meditation does not to be like that! Listen to the Buddhist monk and how easy it is to tame his “monkey mind” and how you can all add this in to your day to day life
In the hope of making our focus clearer I have changed the sub-title or strap-line to:
For lovers and teachers of ‘interfaith via walking the Interspiritual Way’. A continuous stream of interspiritual and Nondual resources for realizing the happiness of finding your way home to our true Self – through ‘realizing Oneness’, via ‘the changeless faith’ & perennial wisdom.
I hope it is an improvement for at least some people!
“The heart is a
The thousand-stringed instrument
That can only be tuned with
― The Gift
Many spiritual teachers use the term Awareness as a synonym for consciousness. I reserve consciousness to mean ‘not in a coma’.
Ken Wilber plumps for awareness where he says;
“The one thing that we always are already aware of is….awareness itself. We already have basic awareness in the form of the capacity to witness whatever arises. As an old Zen master used to say, “you hear the birds? You see the sun? Who is not enlightened?
None of us can even imagine a state where basic awareness is not because we would still be aware of the imagining. Even in dreams we are aware. ……. there are not two different types of awareness, enlightened versus ignorant. There is only awareness.
And this awareness, exactly and precisely as it is, without correction or modification at all, is itself Spirit, since there is nowhere that Spirit is not”. – One Taste: p. 130
Abraham Joshua Heschel speaking at UCLA 5/29/1968