Meditation in the way I teach it is for waking up, meaning the revelation of our true nature of what we are.
To experience and learn meditation is often experienced as a turning point where one finds a new meaning and significance in life.
If you want reality, you will have to go through a deep inner search, to find a clear understanding of the mind, an awareness about all its clever ways, so that you can put aside the conditioned thinking structures.
Then it is no more a barrier between you and existence, and the doors are open.
"The heart is an adventurer,the explorer of the mysteries, the discoverer of all that is hidden. The heart is always on a pilgrimage. It is never satisfied, it has an innermost discontent, a spiritual discontent. It never settles anywhere. It is very much in love with movement, with dynamism.
When you go deep into meditation it will happen again and again. A moment will come when your circumference and center are very close, and there is no barrier between them- not even a curtain- and you will hear the center loudly, clearly."
In all our seminars and retreats we experience and learn meditation.
Meditation is a method to create distance to our thoughts, and to experience the reality of our consciousness in that inner silence, in which we are whole and healthy, untouched by conditionings of the past. Our consciousness rests in the eternal present.
When your meditation has reached its highest peak, all your efforts will have a beauty and a grace and a creativity, which you cannot even imagine.
That´s why I say, don´t separate your spiritual life from ordinary life. Don´t create any separations at all. Let this life be one complete wholeness.
And even if being a witness is difficult in the beginning, it becomes easy if you continue.
Meditation is the only way to discover your immortality.
Then all fear of death disappears. All other fears disappear as well, because they were only branches of it- perhaps far away from the roots, but still connected with them.
When we are totally in the present, we are in contact with an inner source of life energy, from which healing and peace arise, love, compassion, trust and creativity.
The source of our unhappiness, of many problems and illnesses is the constant restless stream of our thoughts.
Thoughts distract us from reality, the present. Thoughts cloud our being, and we lose contact, we are cut off from the present. Thoughts are never from the present, they are either from the past or about the future.
There are hundreds of meditation techniques, and certain techniques are more effective for certain individuals than others. But the essence of all authentic meditation techniques is the same: conscious witnessing of thoughts, emotions, sensations, without judgements and goals. The resulting gaps of silence , which will happen sooner or later, are healing for body, mind and soul, because we remember our oneness with existence.
In deep meditation we experience silence, peace, oneness, deathlessness, love and compassion.
Meditation is rest, absolute rest, a full stop to all activity - physical, mental, emotional. When you are in such a deep rest that nothing stirs in you, when all action as such ceases, as if you are fast asleep yet awake, you come to know who you are. Suddenly the window opens. It cannot be opened by effort, because effort creates tension, and tension is the cause of our whole misery. Hence this is something very fundamental to be understood that meditation is not effort.
That is only so in the beginning. When you have learnt the art of being at rest you can be both active and restful together, because then you know that rest is something so inner that it cannot be disturbed by anything outer. The activity goes on at the circumference and at the center you remain restful. So it is only for beginning that activity has to be dropped for a few hours. When one has learned the art then there is no question : for twenty-four hours a day one can be meditative and one can continue all the activities of ordinary life.