Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The "width" of life

As humans, we have the capacity to reflect on our experience. But we can choose not to do it. Sadly, many do choose not to look within or to explore inner reality.

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

-- Diane Ackerman

Meditation helps us live the "width" of our life by enabling us to experience equanimity, compassion, lovingkindness and joy. Meditation gives us insight, awareness and clarity. Through meditation we develop observer consciousness which is essential for doing effective inner work. Be deeply grateful for your meditative practice because the benefits are truly incalculable.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:23 PM

    In my Friday afternoon celebration, I was reading celebrating the "width "of my life differently. I'm glad to have kept reading. Marilyn


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