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Man needs silence, and an opportunity to meditate. One may even need to isolate himself temporarily from outside interference to be able to think through and assimilate his experiences, to attain understanding and insight into them. By watching for the illuminating gleam of intuition, listening for the whisper of the inner self, one can find new answers to his problems, new directions for his life, new ways to fulfil his dreams.
Our continued growth depends upon our ability to correctly channel our thoughts and knowledge into constructive achievement.
Don't think that only sitting with the eyes closed is practice. Steady practice is keeping mindful in every posture, whether sitting walking, standing or lying down. When coming out of sitting, don't think that you're coming out of meditation, but that you are only changing postures. If you reflect in this way, you will have peace. Wherever you are, you will have this attitude of practice with you constantly. You will have a steady awareness within yourself.
“We step and do not step in the same river, we are and are not.” Such unity is the achievement of the meditator in response to the creative spirit he discovers within himself.
When the mind is sluggish or depressed and weary, that is no time for cultivation tranquillity and meditation. As well might you hope to make a fire by piling wet grass upon it.