There is no doubt that regular meditation develops a sane perspective. It is more clearly seen that we are all on this bus together, interconnected and interdependent, and if we are going to survive and thrive we need to learn to take care of each other.
Out of this basic sanity arises a deep wisdom and love that expresses through skillful and compassionate action. This is not a belief but a truth that has been scientifically validated many times. Meditation has been researched over 2,000 times in over 500 universities around the world for the past 40 years. It has been shown that regular meditation enhances the joy of living, increases awareness and compassion, and gives an enhanced sense of the unity of all life.
Most people are deeply engaged in the on-going drama of their ‘me’ mind and never stop long enough to be still and see whether any of what they are thinking and believing is actually true. This clear seeing (heart wisdom) is an existential act of courage that ultimately brings down the imaginary walls that appear to separate us. This is true freedom. This is unconditional love for all beings everywhere.
-This was written in response to a question about surrender.-
The stopping just happens. It just happens….the mind wants to know, it wants to be in control and have a clear, accurate map of reality, of what is going on and why, of what to believe and what to do.
At some point this entirely stops. It stops. There is no longer any map of reality! Yikes! What is a mind to do? Nothing. When the Heart awakens, the mind’s need to understand disappears into the unconditional love and acceptance of the Heart. There is the spontaneous arising of the present within presence. There is Just This Here Now. Life is just happening. It is all a mystery, life is happening. It is all Improv Theater.
And yet there is a dynamic living Current of Love and Intelligence that lives us and guides us as this Presence that we are. This current of unconditional Love is living all of us.
When awakening happens, emotional armoring and narcissistic encapsulation fall away and feelings for all beings everywhere are felt much more deeply as they are just another form of the same being that you are, like waves in an ocean, like different fingers on the same hand. You know you are the ocean but you are still a wave….for now! And you feel very deeply, with love and acceptance for everyone, just as they are.