Addicted to Silence

When I was 11 years old, my love affair with silence meditation began. My mother would take my siblings and I to the spiritual centre, Rosicrussian Lodge A.M.O.R.C. to learn how to sit quietly and discover visualization. We went religiously every Sunday morning.

During my last year of university, I started attending Metaphysics classes at the cultural centre known as Comando Ashthar. I learned the early principles of universal laws of Karma and the law of attraction, including yoga and group meditation. The last year was stressful and worrisome because of pressures to do well in classes; I remember that this was perhaps one of the most intellectually demanding years but, I completed my last year with less effort. It wasn't until many years later that I noticed that the time spent in meditation had something to do with completing my last year with ease. Hours can go by in a meditative state without noticing the time going by. This is when my love affair began...

For over 20 years, I have been a meditator and have gradually been drawn to develop a sense to spend more time in silence. Like many other obsessions, such as sugar, speeding, over-working, surfing the net, social media, codependent substances, mine it's silence.

What is Meditation Anyways?

Perhaps it’s easier to understand what meditation is not. Meditation is not to have a blank mind, like a blank canvas. Meditation is not an escape from reality or leaving problems behind. It is not praying or event sleeping.

Mindful meditation is to fall