MEDITATION IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK

By astropsychology,

“Meditation is the inexpressible longing of the Inner Self for the Infinite.” In those words, H. P. Blavatsky states the essence of meditation. Yet, there are numerous other practices called “meditation” that have nothing to do with Blavatsky’s definition. Many of these practices are quite useful. Some are not; and some may actually be harmful.
BEGINNING: QUIETING THE MIND
Before choosing a practice of meditation, we might ask ourselves, “What am I trying to do?” A number of common responses to that question are these:
-Feel more peaceful.
-Get over anxiety or grief.
-Overcome pain, physical or psychological.
-Improve my health.
-Break negative habit patterns.
-Become more sensitive.
-Most would agree that all these goals are positive and helpful and that indeed they may be a consequence of meditation. Yet each one of
them is essentially a desire for self-improvement. … Continue reading