- Apr 25, 2006
Re: Meditation, Why I do not do it.....anymore
I can do it in short bursts but can't keep it up for long. I find replacing one's thoughts with Waheguru Waheguru to be slightly easier, and it can be carried into other activities like Seva.Sat Nam
I have always struggled with the kind of meditation where you sit and empty your mind. I just can't settle down into it.
Wah wah gobind singh ape gur chela (giver and receiver).The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji has a wonderful way to meditate in every moment. Remembering the Name of God is a really beneficial way to meditate.
Mr Sikhnet did an article on using waheguru audio from Sikhnet for simran & I have been using several of them. The monotone versions get stuck in my head like and I keep humming Waheguru with it all day.
It seems that meditation with Waheguru is soaking my parched spirit. I guess I need to feed my spirit as much as I need to feed my body. I think Harry ji thinks its more useful if a person goes out into the world and gives of him/herself rather than being alone with God. But I have been learning that sometimes we need to humble ourselves to become the receivers. In order to give, someone needs to be the receiver. I see the Divine One as the Giver, but also the Receiver. That came from the Nitnem.
That opened my eyes when I realized I only valued giving, but that I need to allow God to give to me through me sometimes also. Meditation seems to be about filling up the tank with gas or feeding oneself. If I deny food to my body, mind or spirit, I am not an effective giver. Does that make sense?