On Meditation and Meaning
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“There are two aspects to the practice of meditation. One is about the mechanics of the practice – what to do, and how. The other aspect is about meaning. You can make the practice more powerful by making it meaningful.“
“How can I make meditation meaningful?“
“You’re essentially imbuing it with meaning and connecting it with your values. You’re weaving a personal story around it. Here’s a glimpse of my own personal story:
Meditation is Mental Training. You mind requires training just like your body does. On the Path of Mastery, meditation is a fundamental aspect of that training.
Meditation is Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge. Meditation is a playful exploration of your inner world, and through that, a fundamental means of learning about yourself.
Meditation is Ritual. Meditation is a gateway into the universe of The Sacred.
Meditation is Self-Love. Meditation is a profound act of Self-Care and Self-Love, thus an expression of Love. The practice of meditation is the practice of Love.
Meditation is Peace and Joy. There’s a quote I love by Thich Nhat Hanh:
If you feel happy, peaceful, and joyful, you are practicing correctly. (Thick Nhat Hanh)
Meditation is the practice of coming home to yourself – a sacred Homecoming. Peace and Joy are the sign that you’ve arrived.
You can get inspiration from my story and shape your own.“