Deprogramming meditation

“Many define the goal of meditation as a silent, even empty, mind. But we must also realize that there are numerous other petals of the flowering of the mind, and of life, beyond the singular ability to have a calm or silent mind. The blossom in its fullness is made up of far more than one petal. While extraordinarily important, inner silence is still only one petal of the flowering mind. A vibrant mind, an active mind, a sharp mind, a clear mind, a penetrating mind, a questioning mind, an aware mind, an intelligent mind, an efficient mind, a mind that knows its own limits, a reality mobile mind, a flexible mind, a receptive mind, a free mind, a multidimensional mind, and of course, an open mind–these are just a few of the myriad valuable capacities of the mind.”

“Meditation is more about deprogramming than programming. Meditation is not dull, mechanical, repetitive behavior chasing the magical, mystical, and spontaneous. Moving towards insight, wisdom and clarity does not result from following systems, but from awakening. This awakened perception can act in all areas of life.”

Ganga White – Yoga Beyond Belief

Posted by | Paul Reynolds

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