I am a lazy meditator and usually spend a little meditative moment at night right before I fall asleep, lying down, no less. Naturally, I don’t get past the ‘falling alseep’ stage of meditation and have been stuck here for much too long i.e. years. I do realise that the one thing getting in the way of advancing my practice is lack of determination. Well. Disgraceful much.
Recently, I’ve stumbled upon two little nuggets of inspiration which have served to nudge along my practice quite significantly:
1. That’s the whole secret of meditation, that you become the watcher.
“You are aloof, just the watcher…simply seeing all that is happening around you. You are not the doer, you are the watcher, that’s the whole secret of meditation, that you become the watcher.” – Osho
Simple, obvious, but oh so profound. Right thing heard at the right time makes great impact. I came across the above randomly in one of Osho’s youtube videos (below).
In a similar vein, have you heard of the technique of imagining a little guru sitting on the tip of your nose observation you breath? 😉
Unless and until you access the consciousness frequency of presence, all relationships, and particularly intimate relationships, are deeply flawed and ultimately dysfunctional.
For love to flourish, the light of your presence needs to be strong enough so that you no longer get taken over by the thinker or the pain-body and mistake them for who you are.
To disidentify from the pain-body is to bring presence into the pain and thus transmute it. To disidentify from thinking is to be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior, especially the repetitive patterns of your mind and the roles played by the ego.
In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.
Eckhart Tolle, Practicing the Power of Now, Chapter 8 – Love & Relationships