Why Choose Yoga Meditation?
Why Meditation? Why is Yoga and Meditation so important to your personal development?
What is Meditation? If you live in the material world, and as a consequence your mind lives in the material world, then nothing exists but matter, which is thought, which makes up the content of your consciousness. Meditation means the emptying of the content of consciousness. Only then can the mind be totally quiet. And one’s mind must be totally quiet to free up the energy necessary to see clearly without the illusions of the mind. So then how does one empty the content of consciousness and why do we need yoga and meditation to do this?
By consciousness I refer to our awareness as human beings, of our environment and to all of our experiences, including our thoughts and dreams. Our awareness as a separate individual, our awareness of our self.
We look at the mountains, the lake, the sky, and we marvel at their beauty. And we recognize this beauty because we have experienced the beauty of the mountains in the past. This recognition can only exist because we have some relationship to it in the past.
We have had experiences of every kind, and thought always demands more and better experiences, including experiencing other states of mind, or other dimensions. We are fed up with the narrow and limited experiences of life. They are boring and senseless, so we look for the limitless, for the supreme consciousness.
The mind wants to experience this supreme consciousness but to recognize it, it must have already experienced it. So a problem continues to persist, because what one thinks is the limitless or the supreme consciousness is just a further projection of thought.
So we accumulate a lifetime of experiences and thoughts, and these experiences and thoughts become us.
We are the accumulation of a lifetime of experiences and thoughts.
Yoga and Meditation brings about that state where there is no experience or thought, where there is no element of time, of the past or future, where there is no sense of separation between us and everything else. This implies no desires or searching for some state of security, of pleasure, or super-consciousness or whatever, because these all occur in the future, and are therefore of time. Being of time, these thoughts – all thoughts – are limited, prisoners of the function of time. Being limited, thoughts must be discarded to ever know a state beyond time. This is a state beyond the mundane, a state of unbound consciousness.
Yoga and Meditation brings about the state where the mind is empty of time, and will and desire. This implies the ending of all thoughts of the past and future. This implies the ending of the division of the self from everything else. There is no longer me and you, mine and yours, or this or that. All of these divisions and the problems that they cause in our lives are gone forever.
So Why Meditate?
Because through Yoga & Meditation you can find direct relationship and perception with what is, complete awareness of everything that is happening in the present moment. Not awareness clouded by past experiences or your desires for future experiences or by your sense of self which causes a deep sense of isolation from everything else. You become empty of all of this. You have then emptied the content of your consciousness. Only then can you hope to achieve any everlasting peace and prosperity. Only then can you be free of pain and suffering and free of the problems that persist in your current life.
To Yoga and Meditation, Prosperity and Abundance, Namaste
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