Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Truly transcendental, Snatam Kaur's beautiful rendition of this sacred mantra is simply divine. Whether sitting to meditate or driving to work, it inspires grace and ease. Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Translated: I bow to the subtle divine wisdom. I bow to the divine teacher within.
by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Q-1: How do I quiet the voice inside my head while meditating?
There are several things you can do about it. First is accepting it and not fighting with it. You fight with it and feel that you should not have this noise. The more you want to get rid of it, the more it will stick to you...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: In this article, Sri Sri answers 5 questions about quieting the voice, the effortlessness of meditation, becoming aware of emotional patterns, etc. See Part 1: Meditation is Food for the Soul and Part 2: Ways We Can Meditate.
by Kay Goldstein
Life is certainly not simple now, but we humans have gotten in the habit of making it more complicated. "Do more" is the message from every quarter. The practice of meditation should not be a complication, but offer a means to simplification, a remedy instead of something more on your "to do" list...
by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The essay is the only literary form which confesses, in its very name, that the rash act known as writing is really a leap in the dark. When men try to write a tragedy, they do not call the tragedy a try-on...
Editor's Note from Tomasz Czepaitis: I know... proposing Americans to write an essay looks like explaining a shoemaker how to make shoes. Essays are the necessary part of academic activity, of contemporary education. You describe “in your own words” some outline, you prepare for exams, you write sketches for a newspaper. But this is what an Essay became after naturalization in USA. Primarily, from Michel de Montaigne, who was the first in this field (XVI century) it was just an attempt to say or meditate on anything (from French “essayer” - to try)...
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Every human being has the need to meditate because it is a natural tendency of human life to look for a joy that doesn’t diminish, a love that doesn’t distort or turn into negative emotions...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: This is the a first in a series from Sri Sri.
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