My teacher says “develop an intimate relationship with your breath”. He also speaks of Meditation “on the cushion” and “off the cushion” – meaning that meditation becomes a way of life, a constant practice to harness the wild and unruly mind and teach it to stay focused. It is not just sitting quietly “on a cushion in a lotus position. This is why I have included meditation in my “Messy Methods” department of this website. The more I study and work at bringing my mind under the jurisdiction of my “higher self”, the more I see that this is the way to freedom and to true creative thinking. This is the way to manifesting order out of chaos.
In a recent interview, Shirley MacLean said that if children were taught to meditate we would have a peaceful world. They would be in touch with their true purpose on earth, that overrides our self-centered, human nature hunger for more more more.
If you would like to know more about my thoughts on meditation – both for adults and for children, please write to me personally.