Saturday, June 27, 2009

Going within

Another reason for learning to meditate:

People try to get away from it all—to the country, to the beach, to the mountains. You always wish you could too. Which is idiotic: you can get away from it anytime you like. By going within.

Nowhere you can go is more peaceful—more free of interruptions—than your own soul. Especially if you have other things to rely on. An instant’s recollection and there it is: complete tranquility. And by tranquility I mean a kind of harmony.

--Marcus Aurelius

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:21 PM

    But, this is why meditation can be very scary and overwhelming. Quite often the "all" we are trying to get away from is ourselves. Guess who is there when anyone chooses to go within--themselves. This is why teachers such as you, Ellie are so important. You guide us through that scary time of meeting ourselves.
    Carolyn L.


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