Meditation for the Love of it: THE MOVEMENT INWARD

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As we have seen, when we turn our attention to the inner world and sit with the intention to sink back into ourselves, we open ourselves to the natural inward movement of Consciousness.
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By now, it should be apparent that this inward tendency is a kind of dissolve.
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It is a process of allowing the relatively dense state of our ordinary mind to resolve itself back into its own ground, into the natural state of clarity and awareness that the Indian tradition calls the Knower, pure Consciousness, or the Self.
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This process happens differently for everyone and brings with it a great variety of inner experiences.
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Here is where most of our questions arise.
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First of all, we want to know the meaning of our experiences.
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We want to understand whether it is important that we see visions of faces, or what that light means, or why our head keeps dropping forward onto the chest, or whether the feeling of joy that surfaces fleetingly is the ultimate joy of the Self or some lesser pleasure.
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If we seem to lose consciousness in meditation, we want to know whether or not we are just asleep.
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If we remain in our normal waking state, we are afraid we aren’t meditating.
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Behind all questions is the great question, the one we all eventually want an answer to: am I actually making any progress in meditation at all?
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One response to this post.

  1. Interesting question at the end. I feel meditation can give us more answers than sleeping. In our dreams our subconscious stores some of the information and we may never gain the answers we seek. In meditation we can see it all. Keep dreaming and believe in your self.

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