Meditation

 

Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Thirty spokes of a wheel all join at a common hub
yet only the hole at the centre
allows the wheel to spin
Clay is moulded to form a cup
yet only the space within
allows the cup to hold water
Walls are joined to make a room
yet only by cutting out a door and a window
can one enter the room and live there

Thus, when a thing has existence alone
it is mere dead weight
Only when it has wu, does it have life

Verse 11, Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu

(Wu is nothingness, emptiness, nonexistence)

Source : Discover Meditation by Shelley Costello, read the whole article here: http://EzineArticles.com/7297328

 

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More meditation quotes at The Quote Garden: http://www.quotegarden.com/meditation.html

 

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Poem: Stillness of the First Snow

 

bountiful
snow
has filled
the branches of
the trees
left bare
from the leaves

loving embrace
of the silence
of the night
is hugging the
scenery

echoing its
graceful
blessing of
 quietness
 into
the heart
 of the allowing
observer

for a
moment
the observer
ceases to exist,
only eternal
peace

 

– Deelia ©

 

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Monthly Symbol, November 2015: Ah – Fullness of Life

 

Fullness of Being, Fullness of Life and a State of Wonderment and “Ah” at ryuc.info

“Variety of descriptions for the experience

Fullness of being
Fullness of life
A desire to engage and share life
An inner satisfaction
A state of wonderment and “Ah”

Experiencing the fullness of being

When we align with the flow of our creative life energy and act in alignment with the truth of our being there a particular type and kind of experience which we have. This feeling can also be experience in the Ultimate Accident when one accesses the Source of Creation. Exactly what we feel and how we describe it will be unique to each individual. However, there are some common characteristics. Often most of what we feel lies more in the subconscious and only an inner satisfaction with life and calmness is what remains consciousness.” Continues here : http://ryuc.info/common/creativity_perspective/fulness_of_being.htm

Om Ah Hum at Soul Guidance
http://www.soul-guidance.com/houseofthesun/omahhum.htm

Mantric Seed Syllable “AH” at Lauren Cottrel
http://laurencottrell.com/AH.html

 

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Image 2: The World from Rider-Waite -tarot / Wikimedia Commons