Don’t seem to be making progress in Meditation? What should we do about it? Abandon the idea of making progress. We are always beginning and always remaining fresh. Meditation is a journey; an unusual journey; a pilgrimage to where we are, a return to our roots. Meditation is a focusing of our attention into the now; being wholly present to the now of what is.
For this clear consciousness, each one should be reduced to a single-mindedness. The real self is the point of a diamond cutter, who cuts through distractions and dishonesty, and who opens the way to truth – the pure light of God. Each one of us is lead to meditation. Each of us starts at our own moment. We must be responsive in that moment. In order for our consciousness to expand, our self-consciousness must retract. Silence. The silence of death that precedes the resurrection to new life. Cherish the silence of our meditation. The mantra is the way into the eternal silence of God. It is a purification that is stripped of everything that would hinder our closeness to God. Egoism must go. Possessiveness must go. Self-consciousness must go. The power to overcome is infinite. The power in the heart of each one of us is that power – the power when Christ was raised from the dead.
Meditation is when open ourselves to that vitalizing energy. Whatever the suffering or challenges, that power is always with us. The way we follow is to stay on the pilgrimage. All that is required is that we are faithful to our meditation, to our mantra.