What is meditation?
One of the most frequent questions that a person who has never meditated poses to one who meditates is: “But what do you meditate on?”
One of the most frequent answers is: “On nothing, that’s the point!”
To meditate means first of all trying to be silent … within oneself.
Usually those who start meditating say: “I tried to sit in silence, but there is no way… the only thing that happens is that my mind goes free and does not stop, my heart beats loudly and it causes me a sort of anxiety in my chest that makes it impossible to sit “.
And here Osho intervenes, who says: “In fact I created active meditations”
It is practically impossible for the modern man to sit in the lotus position and meditate. That is, he can do it, but he would do nothing but control himself, force himself, then repress himself to resemble the beautiful statue of the Buddha bought in the last trip to the East and placed in plain sight on his bedside as a warning: remember that you have to meditate!
“I created a devise. It is about being active to the point that activity stops by itself, being so madly active that the mind itself that currently craves activity in a spasmodic way, is expelled from the organism. Only then, only after a profound catharsis can you fall into non-activity and have a glimpse of the intuition of a world that is not the world of the effort in which you live.” (OSHO, The New Alchemy)
Why meditate together?
If everyone tries together to make silence inside of himself something also happens outside, in the surrounding environment and creates a silence around that helps, in the sense that accompanies and reflects an inner silence that, at that moment, either we find it or not.
What are the benefits of meditation?
Once you have practiced meditation “from … to” in a gathered place, in your room, alone or together with other people, the challenge is to try to create the same space of presence in doing all the gestures of your daily life.
It is then that one discovers that meditation is Living Life. Meditation is work, it’s play, it’s creativity, it’s taking every step remaining centered, witnessing one’s actions, cleaning one’s house, waiting at the tram stop, it’s staying in the present.
As one’s sensibility increases, all the noise from which we are constantly surrounded comes up, to which we are accustomed, to which we almost do not even notice any more because until then there was no comparison.
Now, by contacting a new dimension, we can discover that all that noise is not natural, nor is it compulsory to suffer it.
It is up to us to transform our lives, researching and discovering new unexplored territories.