Beginning to Meditate ?
Lesson 4 - Become Aware
Meditate on awareness as an
individual entity flowing through all areas of the mind, as the free citizen
of the world travels through each country, each city, not attaching himself
In meditation, awareness must
be loosened and made free to move vibrantly and buoyantly into the inner
depths where peace and bliss remain undisturbed for centuries, or out into
the odic force fields of the material world where man is in conflict with
his brother, or into the internal depths of the subconscious mind. Meditate,
therefore, on awareness traveling freely through all areas of the mind. The
dynamic will power of the meditator in his ability to control his awareness
as it flows into its inner depths eventually brings him to a state of bliss
where awareness is simply aware of itself. This would be the next area to
move into in a meditation. Simply sit, being totally aware that one is
aware. New energies will flood the body, flowing out through the nerve
system, out into the exterior world. The nature then becomes refined in
meditating in this way.
After one has finished a
powerful meditation--and to meditate for even ten to fifteen minutes takes
as much energy as one would use in running one mile--it fills and thrills
one with an abundance of energy to be used creatively in the external world
during the activities of daily life. After the meditation is over, work to
refine every attribute of the external nature. Learn to give and to give
freely without looking for a "thank you" or a reward. Learn to work for
work's sake, joyfully, for all work is good. Find the "thank you's" from
deep within yourself. Learn to be happy by seeking happiness not from
others, but from the depths of the mind that is happiness itself.
And when in daily life,
observe the play of the forces, the odic force as it plays between people
and people, and people and their things. When it is flowing nicely between
people, it is called harmony.
But when the odic force
congests itself between people and tugs and pulls and causes unhappiness, it
is called contention. And then when the odic force congests within oneself,
we become aware of unhappy, fretful, disturbed states of the mind. The odic
force then is called turbulence. It's the same force. The meditator learns
to work with the odic forces of the world. He avoids shying away from them.
The out-there and the within are his playground.