(Hopefully you get the play on words in that title…)
The greatest gift that meditation offers is freedom.
To say that, though, can seem like such a cliche.
We live in a free society.
It’s written into our collective consciousness.
“Land of the free, home of the brave.”
The freedom I’m talking about is that, and more.
Meditation gives you freedom from the shackles that bind you.
Not only does meditation bring you peace, and clarity – not just the ability to think without the burden of distractions and carried-away thought patterns. But the ability to not think.
That’s where true freedom lies – or more correctly, that’s where it starts.
When you not-think then you EXPERIENCE. You perceive the truth of who you are in its pure unadulterated form.
I don’t mean the truth of your personality, or your ego, or your “id” as Freud would say.
I mean the truth at the core of yourself. The truth that is the same for each of us. The cliched truth that sets you free.
When you experience this truth, then you want nothing.
The truth IS the nothing.
Being free from desire is the most joy-filling exalted blissfulness that’s possible.
(Well actually no, that’s not true… with Eternity there’s always more possible!)
The true state of abundance that so many profess empty words around, THAT can only be experienced when you a free from desire.
That’s when you know that there’s nothing to want.
And that’s when you’ll be at peace.
(Actually, not true: That’s when you’ll want to get up and shout it from the mountaintops and spread the amazement of your discovery with all. You will become very busy!)