Meditation is the art and science of relaxing, quieting, and setting aside the mind. With practice we master this art just like a musician masters her instrument. We begin to notice that, what remains when the quiet mind is set aside, is a clear and peaceful space where Being resides. As we rest in this Being we start to recognize it as our true Self. We remember this place, it becomes familiar to us again. It is the Source and the root of our conscious awareness.
We knew and resided in this place when we were very young but forgot it as we gradually learned knowledge of the world. Language filled our mind and we attached words to everything. Eventually we started believing in things that were not true. Things like we are a separate individual apart from the rest of nature. This one erroneous thought causes most of our anxiety and depression. This one thought triggers loneliness, fear, helplessness, and even anger. The emotional flinch reaction from these feelings causes a contraction of the flow of life force that animates our being, our body. When this flow of Chi or Prana is diminished we lose consciousness. We meditate to relax the flinch reaction and to regain this lost consciousness.
Psychologists call this loss ‘unconsciousness’, ‘the unconscious mind’ or ‘the collective unconscious’. We discover that much of our suffering begins in this part of our minds that have become numb from repression, denial, and neglect. As we open up and embrace these lost parts of our mind we become more alive and aware again. We remember who we really are and that the Universe is actually a Benevolent place to live. There is nothing to fear, nothing to repair, nothing to improve. We regain our true nature which is Pure Being. We live in ever new conscious Bliss. We Love freely without fear, without conditions, without limitation. Time to Meditate now.