Endigar 601 ~ An Individual Adventure

From the Daily Reflections of November 8;

Meditation is something which can always be further developed. It has no boundaries, either of width or height. Aided by such instruction and example as we can find, it is essentially an individual adventure, something which each one of us works out in his own way.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 101)

My spiritual growth is with God as I understand Him. With Him I find my true inner self. Daily meditation and prayer strengthen and renew my source of well-being. I receive then the openness to accept all that He has to offer. With God I have the reassurance that my journey will be as He wants for me, and for that I am grateful to have God in my life.

 

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FallTrail

For me, meditation is a frustrating exercise unless I start with a measure of serenity.  If I attempt to enter a focused and listening state when my heart is aflutter with anxiety, I am overwhelmed by the active and loud voice of fear.  So there are things that I must do to attempt serenity.  I must be up early enough so that the day’s activities have not found me.  I prefer a very dark and secluded room.  When it is time to focus, I like candles and rituals.  Before that I am trying to regulate my breathing.  There are many disciplines I have pulled from to acquire a serene state of mind.  It takes me a while to enter into this state, and time constraints can be quite corrosive to the practice.  I will never experience the magic of it if I do not keep showing up to that dark place to meet with Gomu (God of my understanding), for I never know what day will be the most effective.  My part is to keep trying and I believe the progressive nature of spirituality will take hold.

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