The practice of meditation is essential for the development of mental clarity, insight into conditioned reality, freedom from negative states and ultimately cessation of suffering. Meditation rests on the development of Mindfulness and on the two keys elements :
Concentration and Insight
Meditation is you new best friend. It provides you with the time and space to observe your thoughts. To familiarize yourself with the movement of your own mind. In doing so, you will notice your unconsciously repetitive, negative,destructive thinking/behavioral patterns that keep you enslaved. In a meditative state, you find yourself fully present. Not judging your thoughts but watching with attention. This is mindfulness; your act of participation in your own existence.
Self mastery allows you to express: right view- right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right concentration and right mindfulness. You will then be on the path leading to the end of your own suffering. While understanding that we are, in some ways, ALL suffering and that we are ALL seeking peace and happiness, we can start speaking our own truth with care and wisdom.
The Power of Wisdom Create Compassion
When we are compassionate we become part of the solution, the beauty, not the problem. The choice is yours, You always have the freedom to choose the right path.
How do you define what is right?… well, do your thoughts, speeches, and actions bring kindness to yourself and others ? Are you peacefully engaged in present situation with awareness and a sense of calm, not judging… just being… noticing the changes… as you remember that everything is impermanent.
Meditation is action. You may practice, chanting, sitting, walking, focusing on your breath. Ultimately you will bring your calm meditative state of awareness into any situation: when you are stuck in traffic, cleaning, late for an appointment. Whatever the challenge, slow down your breath and see how everything will settle. Your relationship to the world will reflect your state of mind and heart. We see the world as we are not as it is… Knowing that… what will you bring to Life?
Enjoy practicing, and notice how inevitably you will develop the ability to bring a relaxed sense of ease to every situation.
Creating for yourself a life free from suffering and full of kindness.