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October, 2012  // Posts published in October, 2012

alchemy

“We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.” Meister Eckhart Meditation: “Meditation is like a chocolate soldier slowly submerged in a river of hot chocolate; or a mercury cop in Terminator crossing a river of molten mercury.” Via Transformativa The goal of the alchemist is to turn base metal, typically lead, into pure metal […]

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14 Oct Posted by in Via Negativa | Comments

entropy

“God is not found in the soul by adding anything but by a process of subtraction.” Meister Eckhart Meditation: “Meditation is like Windows Task Manager allowing CPU usage to fall to 0%.” Via Negativa On a riverside walk recently (today actually) I was musing on where negativity comes from. Is it our ground zero … […]

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04 Oct Posted by in Via Negativa | Comments

neti neti

“Once you label me you negate me.” Søren Kierkegaard Meditation: “The more you abandon all images, all words, all imaginings and the more you allow the silence to overwhelm you … the more powerful you become.” Via Negativa My favourite guru in the annual spiritual supermarket sweeps in Tiruvanamalai in Tamil Nadu every December and January […]

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02 Oct Posted by in Via Integrativa | Comments

hidden in plain sight

“The shell must be cracked open if what is inside is to come out.” Meister Eckhart Meditation: “Saying the mantra is like giving a prisoner in a cell a syllable spoon and little by little digging themself free.” Via Integrativa We come home to ourselves when we realise … there is nothing missing. We can […]

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