To know yourself, be ‘your’ Self
Meditation (natural rest) or turning inwardly through self-inquiry is a vital necessity for every human being. However, both are forgotten trades in modern society.
I would like to bring your attention to the ignored side of existence; existence itself. By forgetting our ground of being, while increasingly drowning in the suggested competition of ceaseless doing, chasing the ideal happiness we have lost the delicate balance of unmoved being and heart-centred developmental becoming. We got lost in the mental realm. Meditation (natural rest) or turning inwardly through self-inquiry is a vital necessity for every human being. However, both are forgotten trades in modern society.
Therefore, meditation or as it’s called in ‘The Kiloby Inquiries’ natural rest is an invitation to pause & notice the isness of existence. It is a great invitation to let go into our essence, into the aware presence and deep silence of our true nature.
Through practice, you will begin to notice the space in which everything is allowed and welcomed, without prejudice, judgments or guilt. Space where unprocessed energy can be seen and liberated. Where true listening can be discovered as the natural movement of relaxed awareness. From this space, the past can be gently liberated, and unimaginable creativity can be revealed.
However, sitting meditation is no substitute for bringing alert awareness into everyday life, it is a necessary tool for reminding the mind to relax into its source.
Natural Rest as Meditation
Meditation had been my favourite companion since 2007. It came naturally and evolved from (Dharana) concentration on sound to (Samadhi) a spontaneous rest as awareness.
True Meditation is progressively letting go of the meditator without getting lost in thought. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer. It is the abidance as primordial awareness itself. Such meditation on the ripe soil is the greatest catalyst for awakening or a fast leap into the truth of our existence.
This way of meditation takes practice. On my path, three years into the daily practice of (Dharana) concentration, it unfolded organically at the end of my seeking journey. There has to be a degree of inner readiness, focused yet relaxed mind.
As one gently relaxes into awareness, into listening, the mind’s compulsive contraction around objects will fade. As you rest into stillness more profoundly, awareness becomes free of the mind’s compulsive control, contractions, and identifications. An attitude of open receptivity, free of any goal or anticipation, will facilitate the presence of silence and stillness to be revealed as your natural condition.
If you would like to directly experience what I am pointing to try the follwoning 15 min – Guided Natural Rest Meditation with Alina
“Look at your mind dispassionately; this is enough to calm it. When it is quiet, you can go beyond it. Do not keep it busy all the time. Stop it by just being.”Nisargadatta Maharaj