A meditator is not a pessimist or an optimist. From my perspective, meditation tends to take us to a place of positivity as a result of always seeing the whole picture. A meditator by nature is interested in truth. Not the just the truth that serves us, but the whole truth. The ugly truth, the unfortunate truth, and the beautiful truth. Striving to understand the whole picture may indeed be a never ending practice, however, it is this practice that brings us to a space of awe and authentic presence, time after time.
"If you’re lost and you look and you will find me, time after time."
Meditation is a long journey. Meditation is a lifelong journey. Meditation is the practice of familiarity.
At first, when we attempt to observe ourselves without judgement, we may be overwhelmed. I certainly was. However, as the practice progressed, I saw for myself that it is true, I was completely unfamiliar with my own internal landscape.
As practice deepens and evolves, thoughts begin to take on a new life. We begin to see that thoughts have their own direction and unique birthplace within our consciousness. We begin to see our own processes with immense clarity and insight. We begin to notice that there is a gap between thoughts. An undying interest in the tunnels and passages of consciousness begins to develop.
What we see clearly cannot restrict us. With a similar tone, I contend we cannot let go of what we do not fully own and understand.
Developing clarity of vision internally lends us a certain amount of trust in our own process. Synchronicities begins to shine through in the place of coincidence. Life is turbulent, but a sense of belonging begins to take over everywhere we step. Every mistake becomes a lesson, every triumph reflects on our insight and internal environment.
Blessings my friends. May the truth of every moment reveal itself to you easily.
(at KDM Hotel Taipei 凱統飯店)