About the Weekly Meditation Notes
The weekly meditation notes,
- Let people know what we are doing in the classes for that week therefore avoiding those moments when we feel concerned because we don’t know what is coming next.
- Let people know the purpose for doing a particular meditation and the benefit they can gain through practicing it.
- Introduce them to advances in the knowledge of how their body works therefore increasing their own understanding, and where it is relevant, helping them to make better informed choices.
- Introduce them to concepts/understandings that historically have not been prevalent in Western culture. Our lack of experience doesn’t make other cultures wrong about what they understand. As our experience grows, not from intellectually knowing but from practically experiencing we become more self-empowered to make choices for ourselves.
The meditation notes are not meant to be learned verbatim. Over time bit by bit understanding grows alongside experience and pieces of the puzzle naturally slot into place. Increasing our understanding is not a race; Aesop’s fable, ‘The Hare and Tortoise’ has it right, in rushing we miss important insights along the way.