At Spanda School, meditation is our favourite thing! With some grace and wisdom we have learnt that meditation is not another combat field. Instead, we take a few key attitudes into meditation that allow us to finally let go, be still and relax into love, as a natural unfolding rather than a dualistic battle.
For us, meditation must incorporate these elements:
- Committing to stillness & joy
- De-conditioning false perceptions
- Aligning the mind, actions & life to a connection with the Infinite
Meditation is not a ‘goal-oriented’ practice, but an exploration of ourSelf, who we believe ourselves to be. What are you essentially? Your mind? Your body? Your beliefs? In meditation, we experience ourself first hand.
There are a few key attitudes which assist this exploration to its depth. They are:
Joy of being
Inquiry into the mystery
Meditation provides a new form of knowledge, that doesn’t come through reasoning and thoughts, but a direct experience of our essential nature. We open to a reality that is beyond thoughts. YES, we can know things without thinking about them. In fact, we do it everyday.
In meditation, we stop and recognise our own light and clarity. This reconditions our mind from believing it is a personality, to being rooted in a formless joy that is unaffected by thoughts, situations & limiting beliefs.