Meditation is not obscure.
Everybody has had moments of meditation, though it might be a vague memory and you might never have used the name meditation for it.
I am talking about moments when you totally surrender to nature, to a work of art, to a human being.
It can be a simple event, like the toll of a bell, the wing of a butterfly, the laughter of a child.
Meditation teaches us to be natural and authentic and not to be seduced by outside impulses.
We are guided into the presence by observing our breath and body sensations, without reflecting or getting lost in thoughts.
Many people believe it reveals a state of no mind, where you don’t think anymore – which is a misunderstanding.
Human beings will always think.
But it is about not being driven and haunted by your thoughts and emotions anymore.
Meditation teaches the art to observe, without being identified.
The most effective way to erase or purify thought patterns and emotional tendencies is to observe them without identification, because it is exactly this identification that keeps them alive or makes them even stronger.
Einstein said once: he wants to think like god does. He didn’t mean it as a joke, but that he was trying to align himself to the laws of the universe.
Just as an instrument needs to be tune before you can play it. Likewise a human being needs to tune and align his mind and body.
Every age and every society had its own approach.
The approach of meditation is beyond time, culture and religions – and it is the most direct one.
The more you practice the more your meditation experience is teaching you.
The most valuable lesson a human being can be taught is something he will never forget – that which carries and protects him all his life…the practice of Meditation.