Striving or Seeking? What’s the Difference?

Striving or Seeking? What’s the Difference?

Many people believe that an awakening will make us blissful, joyful, and happy all the time. As if the state of awakening gives you these feelings permanently. They believe that if they follow a teaching just because it’s ancient or revered, it will produce the desired result. But those feelings of happiness and joy are byproducts of awakening, not the actual awakening itself.

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What is a mantra-based sitting meditation?

What is a mantra-based sitting meditation?

There are many forms of meditation. The meditation I have been trained in and practice twice a day is a silent, mantra-based sitting meditation.

Sitting meditation gives us an opportunity to settle in to the stillness and return to our ground state of being, that state of stillness and emptiness. It’s an opportunity for us to take time away from the busyness of our daily life and its distractions and give full attention to and care for ourselves.

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