When Does Death Happen?
When I was a child, my family came together strong, fighting to keep my great-grandmother alive. It was clearly her time to go. She was ready, but no one else was.
“Death is a part of life. We all must make peace with that,” my family would tell me. Yet, when death appeared, we all fought against it. We were all OK with death happening, as long as it didn’t happen now or to any of us!
That was not the only time I felt a frustration with the gaping contrast between what was said and what was done (aka, those deep dark beliefs we think we are hiding so well. . . but can easily be found in our interactions). But my great-grandmother’s approaching death was the first time I became aware of the double life many of us live. And that awareness was an important moment for me.
That moment made me realize what I wanted. I wanted my words to express a oneness within me, not exist simply to deny my fears. I wanted to experience the truth within me. And what did I want within me? God!
Who Do You Want to Invite In?
Benefits of Meditation is my way of sharing all I am gaining from meditation (while reinforcing it within myself). The greatest benefit of sharing realizations is sometimes a single sentence, a single word even, can instantly send the reader into a spontaneous meditation. I have experienced that many times by reading the words of others. Words can open many doors, and I am learning to leave them behind like I would a doorway. I like knowing that when I need the words again, they are there just as the doorway is still there.
I think of meditation as inviting my higher power in. Each time I meditate, I give that power the room to grow.
Don’t Listen to Me
My main advice while reading Benefits of Meditation is to find your own path to truth. Remember we are on this journey together and what I offer here is simply what I am learning NOW in my life. I am at the beginning.
About Me About Me
My life experience has not been one many people would define as spiritual. I did not grow up with people who knew about meditation. I come from the W.V. hollows. My teachers have been desperation and rage. I have experienced the manifestations of my deep hurt in drug & alcohol abuse, manipulative relationships, and poverty. I do not have a college degree. My jobs have been that of a maid, a cook, a nanny, and the like. I am a regular person realizing her soul.
My goal is to learn from every experience I have and from every person I meet.
I do not want to paint a picture that I live some pristine, spiritual life, I do not (any of my friends–as well as people who have excused themselves from my life–can tell you that). My posts are part of my process. I will be doing a lot of growing in this blog, my prayer is that I am loving and authentic. . .and when I’m not, my prayer is that it leads to love and authenticity.
Thank you and enjoy!