What is Meditation?

Via Michael Levin
on Nov 14, 2010
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“When the past thought has ceased, and a future thought has not yet risen, isn’t there a gap? Well, prolong it. That’s meditation.” ~Jamyang Khyentse


About Michael Levin

Michael loves sharing what he's learned about organic lifestyles like living off the grid and bicycle commuting. He calls it "lifestyle entrepreneurship". He's into organic gardening, mindful living, and realizes that we only have this life and each other. His favorite quote is "The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both." (James A. Michener)


5 Responses to “What is Meditation?”

  1. Meditation is the absence of all thought, mind and body embracing feelings of joy and bliss.

  2. […] taking control of my own actions and well being, but the method that seems to work best for me is meditation—particularly silent meditation retreats. Although I’ll sit through many hours of meditation […]

  3. […] As I sit in stillness, imagining the next few days, I’m sure they’ll be brimming with both spiritual expansion and humbling grounding. I’m deeply grateful to embark with this injunction to step out of the way of who I assume I am, in humble service to a greater cause—in the way that only I can. […]

  4. […] my morning meditation, however, my perspective shifted. I realized that the story of Rwanda is an amazing epic of hope […]

  5. mikelevin says:

    I like how you said so much in so few words. The mind is a like powerful machine that we can control to our benefit. I'd be interested to hear more!