The word meditation is one of those words that have been used, overused and misused a lot. There is a quest of uncovering, of experiencing and defining this idea, of meditation. There are countless techniques, practices, meditation guides, applications and you name it. But the question is – are we becoming more meditative, or are we simply embracing a technique just for that ritualistic aspect? From one technique to another, we tend to get lost in this ongoing search. Do you really think that meditation is for everyone?
After listening to Sadhguru, one of the most revered teachers at the moment, a true model in speech and behaviour, the word meditation seems to rather be spelled as meditativeness. Because meditation is in the end a consequence of a process, in which we purify our mind, body, emotions and energy. Hence, we should work on those four levels, and only then, we might acquire that quality, that state of being, that union which is meditation. To obliterate the boundaries of reality.
Specifically, through observation, we get to the root of the things. The obvious (or not) is that what I exhale, the trees are inhaling and the reverse. When we observe, when we contemplate, we get to the insight of what we are made of, of what we mostly need to be alive, and the way in which we connect with life itself. Do we respect it, do we cherish what surrounds us or do we simply use it as tools, as instruments for us to thrive, disregarding its meaning and capacity.
Typically human, we have not that patience for the process, we just want the result, the fruit. As he beautifully says, ‘If you want flowers in your garden, you don’t have to do flower meditation. You don’t even have to think flower: you have to think soil, manure, water, sunlight – none of them look like flowers. But if you take care of that, flower is a consequence. People want the consequence, not the process.’
That space between the mind and the body, that space is meditativeness, that is the end of suffering, that is the peaceful, warming space that supports you.
Hence, how can I meditate if I have no idea of what life really is? The role of meditation and yoga is to actually bring that awareness in experiencing life.
How do I do that? By purifying, cultivating my body, mind, emotions and energy. They are all inter depended and interconnected. Through watching my breaths and thoughts. Through bringing awareness to each and every moment. Through consciously re-create myself each and every morning, as a peaceful, joyful, loving human being. I know that once I shift my thoughts, my emotions and body will follow. Tranquil thoughts lead to tranquil emotions, and so the body will be at peace too.
Never forget, the way you think is the way you feel. Choose to feel light and peaceful and even if you will encounter difficulties, with each step you might fall, you will add one more lesson in your bag of experiences. There is no mistake, there is no error. You are where you are supposed to be, and everything that you choose to happen will do. Above all, choose to shift your perception from being a creation to being a creator.