Sept 2018 Teachings Article:
Spiritual Upliftment #9
By Swami Nirmalananda & Vidyadevi Stillman
A yogi sits on top of a mountain, with the setting sun painting beautiful colours across the sky. She slowly closes her eyes to meditate. Instantly her mind quiets. She rests in a serene inner state. Cut!
Movie scenes and car commercials lead you to believe that meditation should be instantaneous. If this is not your inner experience, you think you are a failure.
Let’s rewind the footage and slow it down. Meditation is a 3-stage process.