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Edited by Claire Williams, Thursday, 29 Sep 2022, 17:43
I have heard it be said that to start creating peace and harmony one must begin to think internally; in one's own mind and body - and the power of meditation can aid with this. 

Given the current state of oneself, and within our current environment; this is hard to do. 

'Life' is picking up speed.
'Work' is fast paced. 
'Travel' is rapid. 
'Food' is to go. 
'Nature' is abused. 

Now, how to slow this, how must I solve this? Must I sleep? Must I shed possessions, my house, sell my car, burn my money, eat more greens, plant some trees? 

We may think about these things sometimes - but then we may not, upon the reminder of how this would actually appear to solve little, or if anything at all. 

We would be missing out, we would 'fail' - plus - we would have 'nothing'.

Participating in meditation for a week; we may forget the following day to stop and calm our breathing through regular practice as advised, and then we may then forget for the rest of the week to spend one more hour divulging in self-awareness. Before we know it, the remainder of the month flies by and we still haven't found time to sit down on a floor cushion and turn on the chants of Snatnam Kaur or Sadhguru teachings. 

I know. It sounds easy. It sounds like something that we should do, the ticket to 'escape' and 'enlightenment'.

But it can only work effectively in the right circumstances, to the right sort of mind, at the right time and in the right place.

Now this sort of life - and living - of which we are experiencing here in the UK, right now, is too fast. I'm not sure how, but this is the way it has gone and continues to be. The loop is almost at a reversal whereby we cannot effectively meditate, self-harmonise and indulge simply because of the speed of life - and its lingering effects upon the mind - that does not allow us to stop and be completely calm.  

Like a heartbeat, the rhythm carries on.  

Any thoughts?

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