Learning to Meditate
April 22, 2010 • Spiritual Adventures
Our meditation retreat is off to a wonderful start. A brief light shower that came in from the south cooled the island after what had been a pretty hot day.
In our first class today we learned one of the most important concepts in the process of learning how to meditate, that is, understanding the difference between awareness and the mind. We learned that we are awareness flowing through different areas of the mind. Wherever awareness goes that area of the mind we become conscious of. Often people allow their awareness to wander and this process allows awareness to get entangle with complicated people and situations. The key is to gain control over your awareness and direct it only to the places you want it to go.
Tomorrow we will study the two key qualities to develop in order to be successful at this.
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