After thought #14

 

We could say that most people are meditating all the time. 

Their meditations are focused on what they are thinking, who they are being, what they are doing and what they have or do not have in life. 

There is nothing inherently wrong with this unconscious style of meditation, except for the fact that it is a very “sloppy” because there has been no instruction and there is no understanding in how to harness the power of attention.  This style of unconscious meditation that focuses attention only on thinking, being, doing and having, or not having is enough to make anyone feel crazy; and it does.

With a little instruction, with a small amount of understanding, everyone who is presently practicing these very unconscious, sloppy, styles of meditation could be “converted” into “master meditators”.  Instead of focusing on the external world of form and phenomena; instead of filling and losing oneself in the activity of their present style of meditation, one could begin to taste the freedom that lies in stillness.  One would have the opportunity to experience the many dynamic benefits of true meditation, which can be cultivated and thrive in the stillness in “non activity”.

There is nothing inherently wrong with thinking, being, doing and having; it will always appear to be occurring at the body/mind level.  But something magical can happen when the activity of thinking, being, doing and having is infused with the non activity of true meditation; meditation that allows one to experience the stillness that exists at the heart of all experience.  A little daily experience of non activity or restful alertness is enough to have an infinitely more dynamic impact on the expression of thinking, being, doing and having than any activity could ever have.

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