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Meditation: Our Awakened Nature

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It is often said that there are as many paths to meditation as there are meditators. These paths can be likened to streams flowing into the ocean. Each stream takes a unique course, but they all return to the source from which all waters originate.

The most commonly known forms of meditation share a few basic characteristics:

  • Posture: Bring your body into a stable sitting position, in alignment, spine straight.
  • Solitude: Bring yourself away to a quiet place where you may be relatively undisturbed.
  • Silence: Bring yourself to silence.
  • Mental quiescence: Bring your mind to stillness.

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