INSPIRATION FROM 'NAMASTE'
At your very core you are stillness and silence – pure unbounded consciousness. Yet as a multidimensional being, your DNA is wrapped in a layer of food known as flesh; your mind is filled with emotions, beliefs, intellect, and conditioning; and your soul, containing your unique desires and memories, is your personal connection to the divine flow of the cosmos. Since EVERYTHING is Spirit, these dimensions of yourself are all aspects of the same consciousness, wearing different disguises.
At the moment of your birth, you are pure, perfect, whole, enlightened . . . it is the first instant that the nonlocal, unmanifest aspect of your being breaches the realm of form, physicality, time, space, and individuality. From that moment on, however, you start to forget your spiritual nature. Throughout your life, you accumulate layers of social conditioning, physical and emotional experiences, relationships, and the impressions of everything you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. These layers can mask your your true essence – which is divine stillness and silence.
This realm of stillness and silence is infinite. It is pure consciousness pregnant with possibilities. It exists within you and outside of you. It exists in every breath you take and in the space between every thought. Each time you access this realm of pure potentiality and tap into its flow – even for a few seconds – you experience a small transformation. You shift from a reflexive state of reactivity into a higher state of consciousness known as restful awareness.
The key to integrating this state of consciousness into your daily waking state is the practice of meditation. Millions of people around the world meditate every day and enter the realm of stillness and silence known as the “gap.” More important, during the rest of their day, when they are back here interacting with the rest of us – each breath they take, each thought they think, and each beat of their heart contains a tiny piece of that stillness and silence. This thimble-full of pure potentiality flows into their words . . . their actions . . . their perspective of life, love, being, and existence. The result is a deeper appreciation and a profound awareness of the divine quality of existence.
While there are many ways of entering the gap, meditation is an easy and effective method that helps you effortlessly disconnect from the activity of thoughts, sounds, and sensations that you experience in the physical realm.
Whether you practice Zen, mindfulness, vipassana, Primordial Sound Meditation or any of the many techniques for accessing stillness and silence, Namasté invites you to join us in celebrating the infinite possibilities that meditation brings into our lives and into the world. "