Sometimes people start a meditation practice thinking that it will fix all mental and physical problems magically. This could not be further from the truth. Everything has a learning curve. Whether you are learning to ride a bike, sing a song or pick up salsa dancing when you start you do not immediately reap the benefits of the activity. A common problem that many people have is that they will try something once and if it is not easy they will start looking for a list of excuses as to why they cannot do it. I don’t have the time I am distracted too easily I can’t relax because… I have never been able to do that They can do that because… I am not like them And the list goes on. It is easy for people to come up with reasons why they fail or are not good at something. This gives them something to blame rather than looking for the solution making it easier for them to accept. Meditation Practice does not just make all of this go away… This is ok. Meditation is expanding your awareness and opening up your minds to see things from many different perspectives. Remember when you were a child seeing things from […]
A Moral life through Meditation According to Plato the human soul strives for three things: wisdom, conquest and gratification. Plato believed that a righteous life is controlled by reason and all three of these elements help one to live a good moral life. Plato’s metaphor of humans living chained in a dimly lit cave facing a blank wall with fire at our back, means to see the truth of reality one needs to turn away from the wall and its shadows escaping the cave. “Anyone who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light,” Plato commented. You will often here the comments “I see the light” or “That was an enlightening moment”. Having a moment of clarity and witnessing a true reality offers a solid foundation for making the right choice to create a good and moral life.