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The Process Of Meditation : Part 7

The process is not about achieving or becoming victorious. It is about appreciating and being a part of the process. This is enough. For achievement you need ego. There are no competitors, only participants. Everyone is playing their part so we must share as we are dependent on each other. Environment, sangat and situations affect Read More …

The Process Of Meditation : Part 6

The process of meditation is not without challenges and requires endurance. We face many challenges such as temptation or a lack of motivation when we feel we are not progressing. Sometimes we must meditate during difficult times. The process of mediation requires courage. Courage builds persistence – the key demand of the process. We build Read More …

The Process Of Meditation : Part 5

Meditation is a process which is internal and external, visible and invisible, practised with and without the body. External factors are a combination of timely information, daily practice of focusing and the fulfilment of our daily activities and interests to strengthen our position by satisfying God’s expectations. God gives us with conditions but expects us Read More …

The Process of Meditation : Part 4

In the beginning of the meditation process we need an interest and need to pursue that interest. During the process we need passion and action to see us through using various emotions. The greater the passion, the more effort we put in. We need to practice our passion to make it work. We must trust Read More …

The Process of Meditation : Part 2

Thinking is a process. We are addicted to thinking but are unaware of this. With addictive thoughts, we become dependent on them. Our thinking can become out of control. No one claims it, no one owes it, it is no one’s responsibility and no one forces it. Thinking results in distraction. Thinking is behind the Read More …

The Process of Meditation : Part 1

The process of meditation is the play of God and playing with God. To understand the process we must understand what meditation is. Meditation is a silent journey based on experiences, starting and ending, sharing and listening. By listening attentively one’s inner system listens. Mediation is without involvement or interference. It is resting in the Read More …

The role of the body in meditation

We use the body as our power position in meditation or adopt a position which is comfortable/relaxing to meditate in. With continual practice, meditation can create a healthy and active body. It can reduce the craving for food. Meditation can change our overall outlook and attitude as we become more confident and cooperative.

The role of breathing in meditation

Using breathing exercises in meditation can be extremely beneficial for various reasons. Controlling our breathing can help control our thoughts and feelings. By taking long deep breaths we can slow the thinking process until we become internally still. Controlled breathing helps us to be in the present moment, becoming “now”. This calm and contemplative state Read More …

The role of the shabad in meditation

The shabad prepares us for meditation. By focusing on the shabad during meditation it removes our attention from negativity and distractions. Meditation changes our expectations and gradually our emotions and behaviour. By practising meditation, we become calmer. In order for meditation to work effectively, it has to be practised consistently. Meditation is not a game Read More …

Dealing with negative thoughts

Certain responsibilities lie with the individual. We each have personal accountability. Enmity and hatred create karma that leads to revenge and punishment which in turn lead to rebirth. We tend to continually meditate on that which closes our internal doors. Those meditating on jealousy should stop the process. You will not find what you’re looking Read More …