Moving Into Meditation
Six Week Series
What Is Meditation?
Meditation has become a widely used term that means different things to different people, so let’s briefly defining what we mean by meditation: Meditation is the progressive quieting of the mind until it reaches the source of the mind, which is sometimes called the soul, pure consciousness, or the field of pure potential.
In everyday waking consciousness, your mind is filled with a constant stream of thoughts. At times, the thought stream can become so noisy that it feels more like a thundering waterfall. Yet between each thought there is a space, which is sometimes called the “gap.” In meditation, your awareness moves from the noisy activity of your mind to quieter levels of the thinking process, until eventually you slip into the gap.