Here is a new day! In mediation we learn to use happenings in the present moment as tools to separate us from the thought streams. You may view thoughts like clouds. You see them; acknowledge them, with awareness of your attachment to them. Then they pass till the next comes. Like ripples on a stream. Through practice the thoughts come and go without pulling you in. Then true concise thinking comes forward. You are not the stream of thought. Through mediation you separate from the thought stream, and the conscious being, which you are, comes forward. With practice conscious awareness, presence becomes your state of joy that has been waiting for you. It’s your moment.
Every time you meditate, you allow present consciousness to come forward in your life a little more. With practice, present consciousness becomes your state of being. Practice meditation.
Something we have in common is joy. Joy is joy, pleasure is pleasure and fear is fear. There are of course different depths to each of these emotions. When I cry it feels the same as when you cry, the reason for the tears really doesn’t matter, the shared experience is the suffering; suffering feels the same for all of us. What frightens me may not frighten you; yet the experience of fear is the same. What brings one person pleasure may not bring another person pleasure, but pleasure is pleasure. What brings you joy and what brings joy to the person next to you may be different, but the experience of joy is the same.
We are sharing the human experience. Through meditation (as we separate from the programmed conditioned mind) we tune into our true nature and find that we have more in common than we ever realized. The depths of our emotions are different, the experience is the same.
If I try to use words to point, that’s all they will do.
The you that is full of joy, peace and love! If you look, you will find it, if you listen, you will hear it, if you bring it forward in your day, you will live it. It’s your day.
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Theology; Theologians study religious practices, and the results of these practices and studies on their own human experience. They study their perception of God, (as they define it) religious beliefs and how they believe God sees them and how they should see God. Meditation fits your theology.
Practicing meditation. A simple meditation, count inside your mind or out loud, from 1 to 100. Observe the thoughts, if a thought pulls you in, as soon as you realize it has, go back to counting. If you don’t remember where you left off, begin again. Practice your meditations throughout your day, here and there.