dreamer27's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/dreamer27 Meditation and Self Acceptance This blog explores the relationship of staying in the moment, and self acceptance

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A young child is always in the present.  For him/her, it is the most natural thing in the world.   As we grow older. we tend to focus on the past, or project the past into the future.

For me, remaining in the moment is probably the most difficult thing in the world.  When I try to meditate, it seems that my thoughts are bouncing off the walls.. I think the more I try to remain still, the less success I  have.

Now I am working on acceptance.  However I feel,.whatever, is happening, I remind myself myself to accept  the present moment unconditionally. If  am meditating, and not doing a good job of quieting my thoughts, I am learning to accept that.  I remind myself many times during the day, to accept myself.. 

As I become less judgemental, I reduce the level of stress not only on me, but on people around me.  In time, I will no longer have to remind myself to be self  accepting, it will become natural. I think when this happens everything will all into place. Without the pressure to succeed, or meet some ideal, meditation will become much easier, and I will be able to lead more relaxed joy-full life.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:04:00 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/dreamer27/blog/2009/01/12/meditation_and_self_acceptance http://community.beliefnet.com/dreamer27/blog/2009/01/12/meditation_and_self_acceptance This blog explores the relationship of staying in the moment, and self acceptance

371d36d75e05eda735858f8e467be99c

A young child is always in the present.  For him/her, it is the most natural thing in the world.   As we grow older. we tend to focus on the past, or project the past into the future.

For me, remaining in the moment is probably the most difficult thing in the world.  When I try to meditate, it seems that my thoughts are bouncing off the walls.. I think the more I try to remain still, the less success I  have.

Now I am working on acceptance.  However I feel,.whatever, is happening, I remind myself myself to accept  the present moment unconditionally. If  am meditating, and not doing a good job of quieting my thoughts, I am learning to accept that.  I remind myself many times during the day, to accept myself.. 

As I become less judgemental, I reduce the level of stress not only on me, but on people around me.  In time, I will no longer have to remind myself to be self  accepting, it will become natural. I think when this happens everything will all into place. Without the pressure to succeed, or meet some ideal, meditation will become much easier, and I will be able to lead more relaxed joy-full life.

Any comments are welcome

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Purpose We all wonder about why we are here.  Here is Osho's take on it.  I hope it will make you think371d36d75e05eda735858f8e467be99c

The whole, the cosmos, cannot have any purpose, because purpose means something outside. There is nothing outside the whole. And whenever we think that God must have some purpose we are talking in deep absurdities, because if God has any purpose, he is omnipotent so he can do it immediately. Why waste so much time? If he has only this purpose -- that man should reach heaven -- he can simply order, "Go to heaven!"...

because when he can say, "Let there be light," and there is light; when he can say, "Let there be the world," and the world is there, then why can't he say, "Let there be only heaven," so that everybody is in heaven? Then why this whole nonsense of Adam committing sin, then Jesus helping people? Why this nonsense? Purpose is absurd in terms of the total. Purpose may exist for individual egos because egos cannot exist without purpose, but for the cosmic there is no ego. It cannot be anything else than a cosmic play.


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Wed, 07 Jan 2009 18:34:00 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/dreamer27/blog/2009/01/07/purpose http://community.beliefnet.com/dreamer27/blog/2009/01/07/purpose We all wonder about why we are here.  Here is Osho's take on it.  I hope it will make you think371d36d75e05eda735858f8e467be99c

The whole, the cosmos, cannot have any purpose, because purpose means something outside. There is nothing outside the whole. And whenever we think that God must have some purpose we are talking in deep absurdities, because if God has any purpose, he is omnipotent so he can do it immediately. Why waste so much time? If he has only this purpose -- that man should reach heaven -- he can simply order, "Go to heaven!"...

because when he can say, "Let there be light," and there is light; when he can say, "Let there be the world," and the world is there, then why can't he say, "Let there be only heaven," so that everybody is in heaven? Then why this whole nonsense of Adam committing sin, then Jesus helping people? Why this nonsense? Purpose is absurd in terms of the total. Purpose may exist for individual egos because egos cannot exist without purpose, but for the cosmic there is no ego. It cannot be anything else than a cosmic play.


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