January 22, 2016
Hi and welcome to this section. In this section, we’re going to wrap up your learning. But first of all I want to congratulate you on your journey! You know you are in the top 95th percentile of dedicated individuals, dedicated students, who want to go on to create a successful meditation practise.
And now my question to you is what is that relationship you have to the emotion of commitment? How committed are you to developing that meditation practise for yourself?
And with that, I want to introduce you to Jiddu Krishnamurti and this is a quote that he has that I think it is tremendously powerful, especially with the relationship to meditation. “To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”
Now Jiddu Krishnamurti lived from 1895 to 1986. So a good 90 years or so! And in that time he had an extraordinary impact on the world. His talks were about the nature of mind, about meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about a radical change in society.
My first exposure to his talks were in the book, “The Awakening of Intelligence.” And if you haven’t already read it, I highly, highly, highly, recommend it! I really love that book and I made so many notes on the margins and I just- I took it with me. Wherever I went, I took it with me, I studied it and I loved it. So if you haven’t already read it, then I recommend it.
Your own personal enquiry about meditation and its nature is something that you have to explore for yourself. In the beginning, it’s just observing and noticing your habits, your patterns, your ritual. And then we go deeper and into the exploration of your own psyche and the way you choose to step into the world.
As a leadership life coach, one of the things I do is I ask my clients about how they want to step up into the world. About how they want to step up into the world with presence, as a leader.
And through explorations, via the coaching, via the meditations, my clients invariably come to those answers from within themselves. Now meditation is something I believe that each of us seeks in this busy world we call our life. Each of us, we attempt to reach this stage of our life by doing more. We learn more, we think more, we have more friends, we have more cars, we have more stuff, we have more vacations.
Unfortunately we never get that time off. We never get more time off! And isn’t that crazy? We’re just so busy trying to get more, but we forget what it is that we want more of.
When we approach meditation, we approach that natural state of the mind. And with all of our “busy-ness” we sort of forget how to approach it. Because all of our incessant activity of the work, of stimulation, of learning and thinking, we’ve forgotten that true, inner intelligence available to us at every moment in our lives.
And I believe that meditation invites us to rebuild our awareness, of our awareness, brick by brick by brick. And it takes commitment, it takes persistence, and it takes push so that we get to reach the depths of our inner being.
But I’ll tell you what? And is what my clients have shared with me. It’s a journey well worth undertaking. It’s a journey well worth getting used to. And it just takes a little bit of preparation.
So take care and I’ll see you in the next video.