Meditation is a yes to life. Meditation is learning to know ourselves. Meditation is an inner "yes"- quality of witnessing and affirming everything that we already are, says spiritual teacher and best-selling author Swami Dhyan Giten in this book. Sometimes we are in contact with this "yes" and sometimes we act automatically according to ideas, desires and learned attitudes. But through awareness and understanding, we can find new solutions that arise out of our "yes" to life.
How can we develop our presence? This book presents a new dimension of working with people with a base in meditation. This book aims on developing our natural healing capacity through meeting our inner being, our authentic self, the meditative quality within, the inner source of love, truth and wholeness.
The underlying theme of the book is to learn how to be with our self and with another person in meditation, in a quality of watchful awareness, acceptance and relaxation. It is about developing a meditative presence and quality, to develop the inner “yes”-quality, the inner source of healing and wholeness.
Meditation is to study our inner world. Meditation is the way to develop the presence, which is the base for healing– and therapeutic work. Meditation is the golden key, which can help us rediscover the contact with our inner being, with our life source.
Meditation is a yes to life. Meditation is learning to know ourselves. Meditation is an inner “yes”-quality of witnessing and affirming everything that we already are. Sometimes we are in contact with this “yes” and sometimes we act automatically according to ideas, desires and learned attitudes. But through awareness and understanding, we can find new solutions that arise out of our “yes” to life.
The goal of meditation is enlightenment. Learning to say “yes” means to appreciate all steps and levels of our psychological and spiritual development process towards spiritual maturity. Learning to say “yes” means to realize all our inner possibilities of presence, love, joy, trust, humour, laughter, truth, freedom, silence, beauty, wisdom and belongingness to life.
What is the heart of meditation? Meditation is the way to develop the presence, which is the base for healing- and therapeutic work. The heart of meditation is an inner quality of silence and emptiness. This is the inner being, the indefinable and boundless within ourselves. It is to watch the pure consciousness without content. It is like watching the clear blue sky of consciousness without any clouds that hides the sky. It is to understand who we really are beyond words. It is a direct existential insight into who we are. It is about rediscovering our original face.
One of my student - who participated in a 1-year seminar on the topic “Meditation and Creativity”, which I conducted once a week in Stockholm – described what she learnt during the seminar by saying that she discovered a deeper part of herself, which she did not know existed before. She says: “First I came in contact with all the feelings and everything that I did not want to listen to and know about myself. Then I came in contact with a deeper part of myself. I began to come in contact with an inner silence and calm that I did not know existed before. The perspective of witnessing thoughts and feelings, instead of being identified with them, also created a deeper contact with my real self and gave my life a new meaning. ”
Meditation is the way to develop our natural healing capacity - but not meditation as a static technique - but as the capacity for awareness, to let go and to be available to the living reality of this little, thriving precious moment. The essence of meditation is a quality of witnessing. It means to observe with an attitude of acceptance, without interfering and trying to change that which is now. Meditation is to witness the reality of the moment, without wish that the moment should be different than it is and without will to change the moment in any way. When we can watch without interfering, we can see all our life problems in a new and creative light.