Welcome. This site is created to help anyone get started with meditation.
Here I describe a simple, universal meditation practice — one that can carry us along our inner journey, from the very first steps all the way to complete realization of Source within us.
Meditation is some variation of the universal, eternal process for attaining wisdom we each have access to within us. One way to articulate it is below:
Rest our attention on our breath,
remain centered in Infinite Potential within,
see through the impulses that pull at us,
moment to moment.
Profound…but that’s it. It is as simple as this. The core of meditation need not be anything more involved. That said, mastering meditation is a lifetime (or lifetimes) process.
Here are some common questions we have about meditation. Let’s start with the big picture…
What is our Life Purpose?
Our reason for our existence can be summed up in two statements, known often as the Golden Rule:
- Tune into Source within us.
- Experience each other as ourselves. This includes our neighbors and enemies alike.
The fulfillment of these is the highest attainment we can achieve as a human being.
What is meditation?
Meditation is the process of tuning into Source within us. Other names for Source are Inner Truth, Ground of Being, Light Within, Dhamma, God, Spirit or Authentic Self.
Why on breath?
Breath has been the cornerstone of spiritual practice among cultures throughout history.
The reason our breath serves a perfect focus for meditation is that it applies with whatever our beliefs are, and is always with us and accessible in any context or activity. Also, since it is constantly arising and passing, it prevents us from getting stuck.
What happens when I meditate?
With our attention on our breath, we are able to see through false perceptions and cloudy notions in our mind. Our mind gets more and more lucid and steadfast. Wisdom gradually descends into us.
We tune into and get anchored with the Source within and start to realize that others, including our neighbors and enemies, are not outside of us but actually facets of ourselves.
Does meditation help us relax and concentrate?
Meditation can likely help us relax, concentrate, and be more effective at living our life. However, it’s crucial we understand that none of this is the actual purpose of meditation. The purpose of meditation is squarely to connect with the Source within (i.e. our True Self) and realize others as us.
Meditation will take us through a journey can be alternatively easy and difficult, painful and pleasant, integrative and traumatic. While the trajectory is decidedly towards attaining everlasting peace, one should not enter into meditation expecting this, especially within a certain timeframe.
What aids meditation?
In addition to breath, we might fix our lips on a mantra, our mind on a vision, our sensitivity on inner clarity, or our contemplation on a noble quality. Healing sounds, natural environment, supportive people, reading of scripture, and a positive attitude also helps. A journal can greatly aid our process as well.
That said, each one of us will resonate with a different flavor of practice. There is no one-size-fits-all.
What’s the finish line?
The end goal is having no break in our meditation throughout all facets, contexts, fears and desires in our life. Every fiber of our being will have been transformed.
The complete alignment of our perspective with Source is what we call Enlightenment. Other terms we use for this are Moksha, Nirvana, Salvation, Kensho, or Communion with God.
While it’s rare (if possible) for any of us to fully or permanently achieve this within our lifetime, it is unarguably the most worthy of life pursuits. Each momentary victory along the journey can bring us immense fulfillment as well.
How much commitment does it take?
Make no mistake that meditation needs to be the overriding priority in our life. It doesn’t serve its purpose as a half-hearted ideal.
We can set a few times a day for formal meditation. This could be 20 minutes to an hour for each session, perhaps two to five sessions per day.
In actuality however, meditation is not just a formal activity but a 24/7, moment-to-moment process, with not a single experience left off-the-table.
That said, meditation is also forgiving. Our mind is constantly getting either stuck and scattered, but we can always get clear again, no matter how many times we lose it, or how hard we fall. No matter who we are or where we’ve been, we have yet another chance to connect more deeply within — so long as we remain committed.
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss meditation, or if you’d like to avail my services in helping you chart out your life perspective.