The Listening Mind

The Listening Mind

We are powerful co-creators when we use our intent and focus.  To be able to concentrate on one thing at a time is a valuable skill.

We learn this process over time and there is no need to rush it or to become anxious about meditation.  It is a gradual release from obsessive worry and fear.  

It is letting go of the negative persona and forgiving (untying of the mind) rather than holding onto judgment, anger and fear.  

Some people try to deal with meditation the way they dealt with things in the past.  It is not a task to be conquered but a mindfulness lifestyle to be embraced and enjoyed.

“O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me.  You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do];  You understand my thoughts from afar.  You understand my path and know me even in my sleep.  And You are intimately acquainted with all my ways.  
Even before there is a word on my tongue [still unspoken],  Behold, Lord, You know it all.  You have encircled me from the back and the front.
And [You have] placed Your divine hand upon me.
Such [infinite] knowledge is amazing to me;  and it feels
It is too high, as if I cannot reach it.”

Psalm 139

But when you pray, go into your most private room, close the door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”   

Matthew 6:6-7