Category: Observations

What is Meditation?

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Origin of the English Word Meditation ‘Meditation’ – derived from the Latin meditatio, from a verb meditari, meaning “to think, contemplate, devise, ponder”. Interesting that the word’s English origins point toward more engaged mental activity than I tend to associate with meditation. To me, even contemplation involves less active thinking and more pondering or a…


Inquiry & Love – A Diamond Approach Dialectic on the Journey of Ascent

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Head, Heart and the Process of Understanding The prompting to pen this came from a recent question posted on Facebook: Does the Diamond Approach’s focus on psychology and the issues of the personality feel overly-emphasized? This led to thoughts along tangential threads of discussion – Is the Diamond Approach too head oriented? Does the Diamond…


The Abandoned Meditator

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Does Meditation Need Me?  Is your day ever like this? I wake up. Lie in bed a bit. Sense, Look and Listen.I get out of bed, go to the bathroom, brush teeth, put some water on hair and comb, splash some water on face…Now it’s time to meditate. I go to the meditation chair and…