Meditation, whether it be done sitting with your eyes closed or not,
occurs when you discover how to remove your attention from anything in particular
and allow it to float freely in consciousness.
When meditation occurs
it is like realizing that you can fly.
You live your whole life anchored to a narrow range of thoughts, feelings and sensations,
and suddenly you find yourself floating in midair.
Nothing is more exhilarating or mind altering than the freedom you find in true meditation.
Deep meditation allows us to let go of who we habitually think we are
so that we are free to become more than that.
That is why I see it as an essential part of the transformative process.
~ What is the Relationship Between Meditation and Transformation? by Jeff Carreira
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Jeff Carreira wrote:
The purpose of spiritual growth is the expansion of self-awareness. As we grow we become more aware of who we are. Human life is our spiritual path. It leads to the gradual expansion of self-awareness. At times the path may seem random and haphazard. There is a gradual increase of self-knowledge but only in fits and starts. We have a breakthrough here, fall back there, one circumstance provides a growth opportunity; another sets us back into contraction and fear.
He also adds
Spiritual work is like sailing on the ocean. You need to understand the power of the available currents and winds and then align your sails accordingly. In the same way we learn to read and align with the spiritual currents that propel us forward into ever-greater self-awareness.
It is important that we are conscious to become a universal being awakening into high and higher dimensions of its own existence, finding ourselves embedded in a consciousness that is rigidly shaped by habits of perception.
Find more about it:
Spiritual Growth and the Emergence of the Meta-Being
There are two kinds of knowing
– experience and understanding –
and the confusion between them is
the cause of all sorts of trouble for any thinking person – which is all of us
Experience is the knowing of things. It is exactly what appears to our senses precisely as it is without us doing anything. It is immediately and directly present to awareness with no mediating activity.
Understanding is the knowing about things. It comes to us in the form of the inner language of thought.
Reason is intuitive knowing. It is the self evident knowing that isn’t derived from rational deduction. It is directly perceived pure awareness. Understanding is the knowing-about-things that is contained in explanations, interpretations and logic.
> Read more > Experience and Understanding by Jeff Carreira