Tag: meditation

The Perfume of Being

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From doing to being meditation If anyone wants to know what “spirit” is, or what “God’s fragrance” means, lean your head toward him or her. Keep your face there close. Like this.                                              Rumi   This morning on the treadmill, I was listening to Tim Ferriss’s podcast with meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg. Tim…


Death Wish: A Meditation Dream

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Go ahead, make my day… The gun didn’t scare me, nor did the guy holding it that was going to kill me. In fact, I was intrigued, curious to the nth degree – what would death be like? What would I experience? Would I experience? Who would experience, if there was experience? If there was…


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…