North Stars: Resources for our Spiritual Axis
True Meditation – Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness – Adyashanti
This is a text from my Master’s Course in Metaphysical Spirituality from The American Institute of Holistic Theology, and it’s the best guidance I ever received relative to Meditation and the process for attaining peace and opening the path to Enlightenment. Meditation is the art of allowing our thinking to go silent (as opposed to making our thinking go silent) so we can find the space between the thoughts and the quiet beneath the noisy brain work. Once we’re in that non-everything-else space, we can find our true Self, the beingness of who we are. There are many books, techniques and workshops dedicated to this process of meditation, and much of those teachings have to do with technique. Adyashanti’s approach is no direction, no technique, no control. His belief is when we have technique and judgment in the process, it takes us out of our natural state – which is relaxed calm. Just let everything be as it is. In fact, that’s the name of the one of the meditations on his CD, enclosed with his book. Adyashanti lifts all the contortions off the joy of meditation. Nice.