What is the most effective means of learning about meditation? It is our own practice, done regularly. There is no teacher greater than our own experience. But before we enter into the practice, here are one or two ideas that may be helpful.
Meditation involves making a new use of that familiar instrument—our own mind. The aim is to release most valuable resources that are treasured in the depth of our own being. In this sense meditation is an example of the original meaning of the word ‘education’, derived from the Latin ‘e-ducare’—‘to lead out’. This way of self-development is designed to bring out capacities in us that are latent or potential, but which need assistance and guidance in order to become patent and operative.
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This article is from the Autumn 2018 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.