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On Trek

By Judith Kroll

A Quiet Mind is All You Need...

"A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness effect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part." -Nisargadatta Maharal (1897 - 1981)Indian spiritual teacher

Meditation is a common practice for many people and it is free. It doesn’t take anything but investment in time. Even if you start out with a ten minute session, it works wonders, for your body, mind, and soul.

Meditation is basically a “timeout” for your mind. During that timeout, we can connect to all there is. We can find answers to any problems we might have, we can experience “the other side”, and we can learn many things while being free from the clutter of our mind.

Thoughtless awareness is one of the ways meditation is explained. We become aware without thought. Aware of what you might ask. We become aware of who we truly are. We are not our mind. We are not our body. We just ARE.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience as Chardin said. What is it like to be invisible? I try to imagine that because without a body we wouldn’t have any physical or mental baggage. We would just BE. In the just being state we become aware of so much more. We continually become aware to who we truly are and not the illusion of the physical.

I sometimes will get into the pool, and float, eyes closed, mind not spitting jibberish, and living , feeling, and breathing the now, the present. It is such a peaceful process. There are many ways to meditate, to find our inner peace, and get answers to questions we constantly ask. It doesn’t matter what others say or think, because when we experience what the universe has to offer, no one can take that experience away from us. It is ours and ours alone. It is our own time and space engagement. The journey is wonderful, full of surprises, and truths are constantly unfolding to help lighten our load.

Give your mind a break, and soar to many heights. Envision for yourself the knowing of true freedom. Since we are energy, thru meditation, we can experience the energy of life.
Judith Kroll aka Featherwind

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