The Cave of Meditation

Many people comment that they have made several attempts down the years to practise meditation, but that each time their thoughts tended to run ‘here, there and everywhere’, and so regular practice is postponed. It does seem that, in spite of the promise of peace and depth, the would-be meditator encounters an internal barrier that defies penetration. So we doubt whether our inner being really is the abode of higher and fulfilling values, and we may suspect that all we will experience through meditation is our own mind, manifesting in forms that are darker, stranger and even less subject to control that is usually the case.

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This article is from the Winter 2018 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.