Meditation Practice: the Light and Freedom

A session led by the Warden at Shanti Sadan

Meditation is concerned with bringing to light the freedom and peace of our deeper nature. An ancient classical writer, Marcus Aurelius, has said: ‘Nowhere can we find a quieter, more untroubled retreat than in our own soul.’ But actually, when we do turn within, we find that our inner being—what he calls our ‘soul’— may not live up to this lofty ideal. Instead of entering a ‘quiet and untroubled retreat’, we may find ourselves drawn into a whirlpool of troubles and disturbances.

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This article is from the Summer 2017 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.