Meditation is the centerpiece of a spiritual practice- not a meditation system rooted in any one religious practice, but the pure teachings of mindfulness. Meditation has been around a long time and exists in almost every religious and philosophical tradition. In fact there are so many different forms that one could lose sight of the goal of meditation and dabble endlessly in line at the smorgasbord. So it is best to dig down to the root of all meditation systems, to their one common element. that root element is the direct, personal experience of God, Truth, the Universe, or whatever word is used to describe ultimate reality. ~Elizabeth Lesser
finding yourself against the stream requires sure and even direction……
inquiry for today~ when the way forward is not sure and even, then what? how do you breathe? how do you fuel the intense work ahead?
Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sit in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a reverie, amidst the pines and hickories and sumachs, in undisturbed solitude and silence, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, until the sun falling in my west window, or the noise of some travelers wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of lapse of time. I grew in those seasons like corn in the night. ~Thoreau