March 25, 2018

I’m a great believer in going with the flow of life, not in a complacent way, but by being in tune with myself and the environment around me. Myself includes the physical, the emotional, the intellectual, the spiritual and the social and environmental. All of these have their own genuine needs. There are times when one needs more attention than another. Though I describe them as separate, they are interconnected and entwined and intimately affect each other.

Meditation has been something that has helped me find my “bliss”. I started the regular practice more than 25 years ago and it became part of my life, like a constant companion. Eventually, that peace, stillness and bliss permeated into most activities of life, and around 3 years ago, it didn’t seem to matter whether i meditated or not. The bliss was still there. But at times it vanishes and the mundane takes over. Then life seems to lack meaning and purpose. At those times, I make sure I sit for meditation till the bliss returns.

When it comes back, it feels like a gentle summer breeze blowing softly. The world is happening and the mundane is going on, but waves of bliss keep rippling from within and permeate into life. Now the world is no longer something separate and the mundane comes alive with meaning, brightness and life. For me, it’s about striking the right balance. In some ways it would be just easier to go back to doing a formal practice twice a day, but that seems too mechanical and regimented, and i’d rather stay more in tune with how i feel and what i need.

Everyone has to find what works for them. There is no one prescription for life!

In Health and Wellness