We can establish a meditation practice, but why? Why do we begin? To get in touch with our inner thoughts? To loosen those thoughts from any stranglehold they may have on us? To notice that we are sleeping a little better? That we have become more patient, a little calmer, less reactive or jumpy? For our health because we’ve heard the practice can naturally reduce blood pressure, be healthy for our heart and lungs, calm the nervous system, etc.? To be a nicer person? These are all good, legitimate reasons to meditate. And knowing this, we may decide to
Marianne Williamson said, years ago on a Hay House Cruise, that until we clear out the clutter in our lives, metaphorically and literally, we can’t make room for anything new. It’s a simple thing, really, but our ego often refuses to put down some of the unnecessary or even harmful things we carry, preventing us from opening the gate. The gate to what?