JK Meditation - Page: 30
- If you say: I will begin today to control my thoughts, to sit quietly in the meditative posture, to breathe regularly - then you are caught in the tricks with which one deceives oneself.
Meditation is not a matter of being absorbed in some grandiose idea or image: that only quietens one for the moment, as a child absorbed by a toy is for the time being quiet.
But as soon as the toy ceases to be of interest, the restlessness and the mischief begin again.
Meditation is not the pursuit of an invisible path leading to some imagined bliss.
The meditative mind is seeing - watching, listening, without the word, without comment, without opinion - attentive to the movement of life in all its relationships throughout the day.
And at night, when the whole organism is at rest, the meditative mind has no dreams for it has been awake all day.
It is only the indolent who have dreams;
only the half-asleep who need the intimation of their own states.
But as the mind watches, listens to the movement of life, the outer and the inner, to such a mind comes a silence that is not put together by thought.