‘The primary purpose of meditation is to become conscious of our inner life, to become conscious of our thoughts, emotions, feelings, bodily sensations, intuition.
The next step is to discover and understand the causes and workings of our mind, feelings and behaviour. How are they connected and how do they influence each other?
By observing and understanding our inner life, we can overcome inner problems by the very knowing of what is really happening.
The unconscious troublemaking patterns, dissolve when brought into the conscious.’
To get you started you can first watch our very short video explaining what meditation is not ánd what it is really about 🙂
All throughout our lives we are taught to focus on our outer world: on behaviour and actions. We try to manifest a life we desire by conscious and controlled action, by conscious and desirable behaviour. Therefore we are mostly aware of actions, behaviour and sensations we perceive from the outer world. We constantly adjust our behaviour to reach out for what we want, but still we feel unsatisfied. Why do we feel unsatisfied? Our outer world doesn’t feel in harmony with how we feel, with our inner world. We feel stuck, empty, inert in our work or relationships.
We know very little of our inner world of thoughts and feelings. We haven’t been taught to observe our inner world or to understand the relationships between our thoughts and feelings. Therefore we feel incapable of dealing with our inner world (disturbing thoughts, strong emotions) in the outer world that is preoccupied by behaviour and action. We haven’t been taught about communicating feelings, about relating, navigating on intuition, relaxing…
In fact, we cannot be taught about our inner world. We cannot be taught about our unique, inner experience. We can only observe, experience what is happening and become aware of recurring root mechanisms. However, guidance into our inner world can be of great help to gain understanding. Guidance to become aware of the subtlety and richness of what is happening inside. To understand the basic mechanisms of the mind and its influence on our daily life experience.
Then, how does the inner world manifest itself in the outer world? How do your thoughts and feelings manifest themselves in your work and relationships? We usually try to control and plan the manifestation of our life. Though, our inner world feels disturbed, restless, empty.. Consequently, we also experience disturbance in our outer world. Conflicts in work and relationships appear again and again. It feels like we get more sensitive to the conflicts in our life and more and more we feel the inability to get out of these vicious, exhausting life patterns. Why do we experience the same conflicts again and again? Why can’t we let go of recurring and exhausting thought patterns, of endless planning and pointless judgements? Why do we share frustration with the ones we love? The only question that remain: how to become more aware of our inner world? How to find inner peace and outer satisfaction, aliveness? How to experience your inner and outer world as one harmonious being?
The primary purpose of meditation is to become conscious of our inner life, to become conscious of our thoughts, emotions, feelings, bodily sensations, intuition. The next step is to discover and understand the causes and workings of our mind (thoughts), feelings and behaviour. How are they connected and how do they influence each other?
By observing and understanding our inner life, we can overcome inner problems by the very knowing of what is really happening. The unconscious troublemaking patterns, dissolve when brought into the conscious.
In our retreats and individual sessions we’re going to explore the influence of our inner world on our outer world. We will become aware of our minds in operation, of the expression of our mind in thoughts, feelings, words, behaviour, relationships and so on. With a new understanding, the grip of your mind will lessen and a harmonious state of peacefulness will emerge. You will become acquainted with a serene state of just being aware of what is happening, of just being. This fundamental anchoring will more and more permeate your daily life. It is not a difficult or passive process! It is a journey into the unknown, fuelled by curiosity, enjoyed by relaxation and celebrated with aliveness.
We call this process creative living; life that spontaneously flowers from your creative being!
Disclaimer: Separation between the inner and outer world is based on etymological agreement; it only exists in humans conceptualization. After all, where do you experience a thought? Where is a specific thought located? In your head? In your entire body? Inside, outside?