Trusting Meditation Practice

"Carbon dating has determined that some of the rock carvings of humans sitting in full lotus position in India and Tibet are more than five thousand years old. Even before the time of the Buddha, the path toward happiness was understood to be an inner journey. The Upanishads and Vedas taught that contemplative practice promised deeper, more meaningful states of mind. The spiritual heroes of the age were Mystics and ascetic wanderers. A folk saying still popular in Tibet states that 'seeking happiness outside is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north.'

By faith I mean a deep-seated conviction that (meditation) practices are worth cultivating, that something important can be revealed thereby, something deeply meaningful. Without that backdrop, which was culturally infused during the time of the Buddha and had been valued for many generations before, meditation will simply be a curiosity. If it is only a curiosity, it will not take root."

Bill Morgan. "The Meditator's Dilemma: An Innovative Approach to Overcoming Obstacles and Revitalizing Your Practice." Shambhala, 2016.

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