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
C(om)mitment to an effort is a hard thing for many to accept. It is easier to just go skiing or snowshoeing than it is to train for skiing and snowshoeing. Then again, it’s easier to just eat a Snickers bar than to will oneself not to. Easier to just get drunk and forget problems than to stand sober to their challenge. For those who have touched bliss through the discipline of training there is no longer a question of “easier” or “harder.” There is only the Path Higher. For those who battle against mainstream mediocrity born from an addiction to comfort and duality a sagacious fulfillment of a much Higher sort is realized. It is..
All beings have lived and died and been reborn countless times. Over and over again they have…
My delight in death is far, far greater than
The delight of traders at making vast fortunes at sea,
Or the lords of the gods who vaunt their victory in battle;
Or of those sages who have entered the rapture of perfect absorption…
girls camping at Molas, my house becomes a quiet Cave…off to my Zendo to dive deeeeeep within…my householder yogi duties temporarily put on hold to regain my more natural state of renunciate….
Through consistent (key word) Meditation Practice, we find that our inner vision permits our outer vision to become more expansive, more peaceful, more compassionate…and in our every day gaze at others? there is more Equanimity, more Poise, more Elegance of Being…
is Meditating more consistently important to you?