Meditation February 7, 2018

For those of us who are experiencing great fear and disgust at the actions of those in power: we must observe without judgment, and we must tend to our own inner state first. Peace begins with me...

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Regina Milano
Take It Easy

I forgot to post some of my pictures from last Saturday’s Women’s March in New York City. It was a truly glorious day. Women, men, kids–families of all kinds–enjoyed the warm sun and even warmer camaraderie. We were people who had different agendas and perspectives, but who came together under an all-encompassing theme: We Can (and Must) Do Better Than This...

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Regina Milano
The Fear of Meditation

I have come to love Fear. I don’t know if I actively seek it out, but when it does show up in my experience I can meet it in Peace: “Hello dear friend, what are you here to teach me today?” When I choose an openness to learn—and to understand—I feel an expansion within me that accommodates this powerful emotion. This is so different from the contraction I would formerly feel when Fear visited me...

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Regina Milano
My Peace, my practice, my responsibility

In my meditation this morning, I was aware of the tsunami off the coast of Alaska that appeared to be threatening the West coast. I focused on my Peace, the Peace of I AM within me. I became aware that these events, these threatened populations are in me, and I breathed and meditated for all of it. I am aware that right here and now, the tsunami is in me...

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Meditation in the time of X

For more than a year I have been stunned by the words and deeds of our President. Apart from the current criminal investigation that touches him, his behavior is a bummer. It’s pretty clear that no monument or national holiday will ever honor him. And no American will ever refer to him as dignified or principled. But my experience of him and his presidency is what concerns me most. I am a meditator, and I need not concern myself with this turbulence...

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E Pluribus Unum

The concept of God is making its first appearance in Sarayam: Peace Begins With Me. I, the Regina personality, have traveled from Half-Assed Deism, to Agnosticism to Atheism to Angry Atheism to Non-Dualism to The Label is Unimportant-ism. (This is where I might float for a while.) If you are looking for suggestions, you could try using Love, Divinity, the All That Is, etc...

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Regina Milano
Yes

I love my SITH® and meditation practices. I’m committed to them, and I frequently catch the repetitive loops replaying in me. No longer do I question this fundamental understanding: that which I call outward experiences are composed of memories replaying in my subconscious mind. My 24/7 observance gives me countless opportunities to recognize the repetition and release it. I’ve got a good thing going, or so I thought...

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My Thoughts About Thoughts

Many meditators and spiritual practitioners hold as their goal the state of "no thought"; they want their minds to be blank or empty during meditation... The subconscious mind manages all of our physical processes and sees the eternal NOW, while the conscious mind is busily choosing, judging, opining, etc. Yet, with all this activity, these practitioners believe a blank mind is both desirable and attainable, and that they have failed when they do not reach this goal...

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Regina Milano