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Diary of a Meditator

Dear Diary

It’s been quite a week.
I received the meditation mantra during a meditation initiation ceremony and now am able to say that I “practice meditation”.

I know, a “meditation initiation ceremony” conjures up all sorts of weird thoughts and ideas, but it actually wasn’t that spooky. Apparently, the mantra was originally given by a teacher from […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Meditation|2 Comments

Diary of a Meditator

Dear Diary

I have been reading about THE CREATIVE POWER OF SILENCE from ‘Silence as Yoga’ by Swami Paramananda and wanted to remember this bit in particular :

“The aim of silence is not to free our mind from thought and assume a state of emptiness and passivity. On the contrary silence becomes a definite factor […]

By |September 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diary of a Meditator

Dear Diary

I’ve been wondering whether this whole meditation thing is actually worth it. Do I really want this ? To be still and contemplative ? Why would I want to find deeper meaning in life when so many people seem to slide so easily along the surface ?

Then I read this …

THE CREATIVE POWER OF […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Diary of a Meditator

Dear Diary

My big fat hairy Oprah AHA moment for the week … I try too hard.

I have been trying too hard to create still and peace and calm.
Now that I write it down, it sounds completely ridiculous. How on earth does that even make sense ? Stillness, peace and calm just are … they […]

By |August 18th, 2016|Meditation|2 Comments

Diary of a Meditator

Dear Diary

Ah ! I bet you thought I had jumped off the meditation super highway ?!
No such luck ! I’m baaa-aaack.

I’m not a super-Zen meditator … yet, but I am having some interesting experiences.

It’s all over facebook – be in the present, be in the now, now is where it’s at.
I get […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Diary of a Meditator

Dear Diary

Finished the first week of my meditation course and guess what ? I didn’t meditate once !

This may sound a little strange, but then I thought of one of the main laments of people who say they can’t meditate … “I don’t have time”.

So, what did I do this week ?
I spent the week […]

By |July 28th, 2016|Meditation|2 Comments