Sunday, June 06, 2010


I've got a couple of books on the go at the moment, one of which is Eric Harrison's 'Do You Want to Meditate?'.

I came across a section I particularly liked and wanted to share it with you.

Disclaimer: Eric refers to 'God' in this segment but he himself is Buddhist, so doesn't necessarily refer to the Bible-esque God. I also have a different type of belief system, so I implore you to view the 'God' reference as whatever your deity or entity works in your belief system - be it Christianity, Buddhism, Mother Nature or a mix-breed variety like mine! The focus is the quality of a clear mind.

Sunrise - ANZAC Day 2010

Spiritual Awakening - Meister Erkhardt said we must become a space for God to enter into... Awakening is like gardening: you clear the ground, plant the seed and wait.

The seed won't rise in a rank weed-infested mind. Evil is not huge and grand: it is the endless parade of banal, trivial, petty thoughts and fantasies that clutter the mind. Meditation weeds them out as they arise, moment-to-moment. "When you master the small moments, the great moment is at hand."

I found this to be a very thought provoking and enlightening. I hope you find some insight in the excerpt too :)


bon008 said...

Oh, I love Eric Harrison :)

I have two of his other books, and a 4-CD set if you feel like borrowing them some time!!

Ann said...

Thank you for sharing.