Posts Tagged ‘Listening’

One of the most common misconceptions about meditation is that we must stop our thoughts. I’ve heard so many people proclaim that they can’t meditate because, try as they might, they can’t stop thinking. On the contrary, meditation isn’t about not thinking. The more we try to do this, the louder and crazier the thoughts will become. Why? Think of your thoughts as shadows on a wall, and when you raise your fists to fight them, what happens? They fight back. The more you fight them, the more they will fight back because they are merely shadows. So what do we do? (more…)

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IMG_5094As I sat down, got quiet, and listened within I heard, “Rest…Just rest.”

“Rest! What do you mean rest!” I felt a wave of resistance well up.  “I don’t even know what that means! Rest?”

Over two months ago, after I finally put an end to an insane relationship, one filled with deception on a scale I had never encountered, I began feeling the inner Voice strongly nudging me to rest.  This Voice has many names–intuition, voice of God, gut feeling, and the still small voice to name only a few.

I have always heard this Voice, or this inner compass, to some extent, but after my first major mystical experience many years ago, it became much clearer.  Over the last few months this Voice has become a bit different: Read More

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