All those negative thoughts, emotions, desires, and actions that are the cause of our negative karma are engendered by self-grasping and self-cherishing.
Sometimes people think that when they meditate there should be no thoughts and emotions at all; and when thoughts and emotions do arise, they become annoyed and exasperated with themselves and think they have failed. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is….
“…many have the predictable (if not obbessive) capacity for high intensity sweat….how few, however, have the equal intensity or capacity to Sit Still?” Wholistic Fitness® by Steve Ilg, because Specialization is for Insects… When you meditate, breathe naturally, just as you always do. Focus your awareness lightly on
“Chances are VERY likely,” i went on as we were in various stages of sacred sweat, “that if your mind is running rampant and far away from the Mantra in this class? Well, that same likelihood of rampant mind will occur outside this class, and that, my friends along the Path? Is precisely how we get hurt; rampant mind.”
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pic: ilg working my Blessed Beads, just like you…i pray! photo by Joy Kilpatrick Dear Coach, You instructed me to reverse at the Meru Point so as to never complete a full circle. Do I count and finger that bead, or reverses on the bead next to it?Coach Responds:
My master had a student called Apa Pant, a distinguished Indian diplomat and author, who served as Indian ambassador in a number of capital cities around the world. He was also a practitioner of meditation and yoga, and each time he saw my master, he would always ask him “how
Perhaps it’s that pranic sustenance springing forth from spring itself, yet what I do notice is that my natural state of joy (sacred, inherent, ongoing beyond happy feelings) is resonating deeper yet more accessible within the quilt of everyday life. It’s kinda like, i am c(om)ing to terms with the fact that my LifeWork is