The Non-Doing of Meditation

“Meditation is not a doing.  It just is.  We think of meditation as something that we have to do, something that we have to accomplish.  This is emblazoned on our consciousness by our lives. That’s why I think people have difficulty with meditation.  They try and do it.  You can’t.  It’s not something that can be done, nor is it something that can be undone.”   

“Meditation has nothing to do with that, the personal self, that is.  Meditation is timeless awareness.  You don’t have to do anything to make it happen.  You don’t have to rub two sticks together vigorously to create fire.  The fire is already burning inside.  To become aware of that which is, you simply have to stop … stop all the doings that you do, all the actions you perform, all the rituals…”.   

“Meditation just is.  You don’t have to do anything….  Meditation exists with you constantly.  The universe is meditation.  That awareness is everywhere, just as the air is everywhere.  You don’t have to go to the air; you’re breathing it already.  You may be unaware that you’re breathing — your attention is elsewhere — but you can easily become aware of the air.  So you can easily meditate.“   Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz

Talk 8 of 13 in Insights: Talks on the Nature of Existence.

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