Do not think that because you take an hour a day to sit and meditate that you have arrived.
You have not arrived.
Because when you get up off your mat
All full of pride
That you can stop your thoughts and focus your attention for an hour
Have not arrived
The wise man does not meditate
The wise man does not need to
The wise man knows that meditation is merely the quality of awareness one brings to ALL of one’s life
He meditates when he awakens, taking a moment to adjust his ears and his eyes and his body to the instant influx of sensory data
He meditates when he gets out of bed, feeling the cold floor underneath all four sides of his feet as he stretches his toes up and out.
He meditates when he puts the jug on, hearing the sounds of the birds outside, the rumble of the early morning garbage truck and the soft whisper of his breath
No, the wise man does not need to sit on a mat and meditate because he meditates 24 hours a day.
This is what it means to be alive.
YOU are present in every moment.
You still have thoughts, but you observe your thoughts, and there is a gap between the thinking and the acting when YOU have a choice
You can obey your thoughts
That is the stillness of Self
That is Consciousness
That is what all the meditation and chanting and yoga and rituals and dedication is all about.
Finding that gap between thought and action and making it not just a pause between cause and effect
But a choice that determines WHAT the effect is going to be
Allowing the gap to exist allows true wisdom to guide you
Because it is in the gap between thought and action that the path becomes clear
In the gap, YOU know what to do
This gap is all meditation seeks to arrive at
So find the gap, and you have arrived
You are home
Calm, centred, loving, watchful, just BEING
In the gap
Now who wouldn’t want to feel that 24 hours a day?
Then YOU will arrive