Beyond Meditation The Reality That Is
Knots of the heart
There is problem posed by the assertion that we are not the authors of our own lives, our own destinies, our own perceived circumstances for if not us directly then to whom are we to attribute the circumstances that befall us? A difficult question but the role we play in bringing our lives to their current contexts perhaps even into being in the first place must be faced.
Why meditate at all? Most people soon give up trying after their persistent and consistent attempts at meditation fail to yield anything positive at all. The reason being simply that their own mind-locks prevent them from going further than to note that a space of no-light seems to embrace them as soon as they close their eyes. However, if one persists, this “dark curtain” can readily be dissolved thus allowing one to venture further and further ”behind the scenes” as it were. It is when the venture appears to result in eventual peace that some encouragement may be extracted from the exercise and if extended it is this alone that can impose a more or less permanent sense of peace on the otherwise busy mind.
To permit the development of a lasting sense of peace it may well be necessary to remove the despondency occasioned by the shadows that sometimes rise-up and seek to dominate the mind. For the most part these shadows arise as a consequence of unresolved personal issues that have been bundled away into the darker recesses of the mind. The modern world is full of admonitions made by “helpful” advisers, after difficulties have been encountered, to the effect that one should just “move on” and “put aside” heartache and disappointment. The phrase “just “forget about it” is popularly regarded as being good advice for dealing with disappointment and while that may indeed provide temporary relief it cannot support the development of a peaceful mind over the long haul.
The reason for this is quite simple, unle