Darkness Meditation – An Ancient Essene Practice!

I just wrote to a friend about the ongoing week of Darkness Meditation happening at the Center and want to share it with you:
“How to put into words the inexpressible? Here is my best try:
Forms disappear, supporting a merging into the extraordinary, velvet feel of lush, total darkness! Time melting and mind slowing down into stillness…
Four more darkness sessions this week – Tuesday through Friday (Jan. 10th – 13th), 8pm, at the World of Meditation Center, 3412 NE 115th St., Seattle. Come join us if you can! Love…”

Going Beyond Polarities

My experience of dealing with polarities has led to the understanding that they only exist as opposites in the mind! There, they are certainly contradictory. Outside of the THOUGHTS of good and bad (= outside the mind), they are complementary! Night and day – as with good and bad – aren’t two separate things; they are deeply joined together.

And certainly to connect with our hearts is a way to be outside the mind! And the only way I know of really doing this is to connect with the silence and stillness inside of us through meditation.

So for me, meditation has become the key. It opens the door to greater awareness and clarity.

Now, when I remember, I stop trying to “become” something, which just creates another polarity in the mind (who I am now vs. who I want to become)! And in those moments when I relax into who I am – in that relaxed, accepting space – I have found that doing what I had perceived of as “good” happens without any notion of good or bad – and without any effort! What a paradox!