Friday, February 23, 2007

Daily Meditation:

By means of meditation we can teach our minds to be calm and balanced; within this calmness is a richness and a potential, an inner knowledge which can render our lives boundlessly satisfying and meaningful. While the mind may be what traps us in unhealthy patterns of stress and imbalance, it is also the mind which can free us. Through meditation, we can tap the healing qualities of mind. - Tarthang Tulku
Balance is not without emotion. Balance is not without feeling. Balance is not just sitting in the center letting everything go by without interaction or care. Balance is a positive as well as a negative. Balance reaches outward to everything and brings it in, embraces it, and releases. The balance and calm come from practice. It does not always just happen. Meditation requires practice. Sitting and being. Listening to others. They say that prayer is the talking with god. Meditation is the listening to god. Often we listen and learn best from others. People are the mouthpiece of god. Gaining insight and care into the world through interactions with others. Through a seeking of a higher state of being. To seek growth, to seek love, to seek happiness, to seek abundance, to seek peace. Manifest these aspect of living that provide growth and care. Manifest these things with care.
Reminded of a story. There is a fellow who drinks a lot. He drinks to excess and it is destroying his life. He goes to his family often asking for money and support and then goes and drinks up everything. He goes to his brother and asks for money. His brother gives him the money and says, "this is the last time I am going to give you money." The fellow who is the drinker died the next day. It was the last time his brother could give him money.

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