Each time you meditate you have the possibility of completely changing your life in one meditation. If you meditate with your whole heart and your whole soul, you will become light itself.
Meditation is the pathway to enlightenment. Move the ego aside and be still, open, clear, bright and fully conscious.
You should always feel, no matter how many times you've meditated before, that this is your first meditation. You have no idea what will happen or what won't happen.
There are many ways to meditate. When you meditate, you are learning how to feel again.
To meditate, you need to feel, and feeling is a lost art. You need to feel the stillness of existence and also the sound of existence. You need to feel that which lies beyond your awareness field, and that which is within it.
Meditation is a process in which we're essentially, at first, breathing out. We're exhaling existence, taking it out of the mind, and the mind out of the mind.
If you can bring earnestness to your meditation, you will find that happiness is something that will run through your life constantly.
There's no risk in doing a lousy meditation or not meditating at all. There's no risk in being convenient and comfortable. There's a lot of risk in the world of enlightenment.
Meditate well so you can be a good instrument of eternity. You could have a mediocre meditation today, but you're not going to.
Try to read books about meditation, but not so many different viewpoints that they get confusing. There is no best way. It's just what works for you at the time.
Sometimes you won't feel pleasant during a meditation session; it seems like an uphill run. But when you get to the top, the view is rather breathtaking.
As your meditation progresses even further, you will notice the phenomena of meditation. You may see dazzling lights, feel energy coursing through different parts of your body, feel as if you are floating, hear sounds, or smell frangrances.
Be neither attracted nor repulsed. You are watching a movie. If the visions are beautiful or horrible, don't get caught up in them. Enjoy your popcorn.
Sometimes people start to meditate and they get a headache. It's because they're trying too hard. You're pulling in too much energy.
When you meditate, you focus to clear the mind and to bring the willpower together. But then, toward the end of the session let go, just become eternity.
Real winning and losing all takes place at the meditation table. This is where the battles are. Winning is stopping thought. Losing is sitting there and being subjected to all kinds of ridiculous thoughts
Beyond all of this is something else, perfection; not just as an ideation, as a living reality. Even though it may just be an idea for you, hold that idea in your mind.
Every time you sit down to meditate, you have to sit down with a resolve to win. You are going to sit there and will your mind to be happy, quiet and still.
In meditation what you are trying to do is simply get rid of your own junk. You are trying to move all the confusion out of your mind, all the heaviness, all the emotional upsets, all the impressions that you have picked up since your last meditation.
The trick to keeping your meditation practice alive, not simply consistent but wonderful, is you need to bring a certain will or force into every meditation.
The immortal silence is there always waiting for you. And that spirit is deathless and courageous.