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Freedom and trust on the spiritual path

February 22, 2007

I’m quoting naturalhigh‘s comment on my last post. I just love the sense of trust she has in her own process. She has obviously felt a freedom in her journey to try lots of meditation styles, do what works for her and develop her own ways of meditating. Here’s what she said:

“I use meditation to let go of tension, worry, doubt, fear, all the stuff that keeps me stuck and unable to be fully present. I use many different forms of meditation – not the same one for months on end. Sometimes a walking meditation or Sufi dancing can release emotions best. Sometimes getting deeply into my pottery work. Throwing pots is a great meditation. So my best tip is to continually learn and grow and expand your awareness of techniques, and after awhile, develop your own.”

It took me many years to find that kind of freedom and trust in myself, and I suppose that’s why when I lead a guided meditation I try to do it in a way that someone can flow with their own unique process and eventually develop their own style.

I also like naturalhigh’s reference to throwing pots as a meditation. Any activity can be a meditation. Although I still sometimes sit specifically for meditation, I now see my whole life as meditation. If I need to get grounded, I can close my eyes and do a grounding visualization, or I can walk barefoot outside paying attention to the feel of the earth. The possibilities are limitless!

I’d love to hear more comments on peoples’ experiences with meditation.

Comments

4 Responses to “Freedom and trust on the spiritual path”

  1. naturalhigh on February 22nd, 2007 5:02 pm

    Thanks for your interest, and for a great topic!

  2. ggwfung on February 23rd, 2007 9:24 pm

    Meditation is that inner focus, that total concentration. It can be sitting down cross-legged and making it deliberate, but the ultimate goal is to have it with us at all times, whatever we are doing. Such an ease and grace takes much practice.

    ggw

  3. Bonnie G. on June 4th, 2010 8:29 am

    Hi Mary,

    I just read this blog entry and was amused at how perfectly it fit with what I recently wrote in my own blog about this very subject. Here it is:
    http://enlightenedcowgirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/im-finding-im-bit-of-meditation-floozy.html

  4. Mary on June 4th, 2010 8:56 am

    Love your blog post, Bonnie!

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