MEDITATION — is some feeling-thought I penned after a very good meditation this morning. How does one determines if a meditation is good or not good? Well, when I have a good one, it would feel like I close my eyes and then everything else is forgotten. It is like going to sleep but not really asleep.
When I am communing with silence, all I feel is serenity and bliss. And with my eyes closed, the world turns into a vast, infinite space without anyone but ONE. No world. No time. It is as if the earth stops existing and that life is simply and absolutely perfect. No worries. No fear. Nothing.
Coming back to “reality” by opening my eyes, I see the “world” once again — but I feel a lingering sense of peace and joy (not something exciting to make me jump up and down, but plain and simple kind of joy) that goes on for several minutes. That sense keeps me anchored to the ground. And that is when I will know that I have a good meditation – not even noticing the 40 minutes I sit in silence.
A bad meditation is when my mind keeps astray with thoughts and thoughts — and when I notice every sound I hear even with my eyes closed. There are days like that. There will always be days like that. Life is a cycle of positive and negative — and that pattern is true even in meditation. Still, one has to continue with the practice and let life flows. That is the secret.