Just discovered the popularity of the use of the app HEADSPACE, you are probably also familiar with it. I let myself be introduced to the use and functionality of the app and something occurred to me. This is not the way I know meditation. It is empty.
If I just use meditation to quiet down my nervous system, to increase the comfort of my human life, it would have no use to me. Meditation is not a goal in itself, it is a means to an end..
In the Urtext Manuscripts we find a beautiful guidance regarding meditation that I like to share with you:
T 4 G 22. Your giant step forward was to INSIST on a collaborative venture. This does NOT go against the true spirit of meditation at all. It is inherent IN it. Meditation is a collaborative venture with GOD. It CANNOT be undertaken successfully by those who disengage themselves from the Sonship, because they are disengaging themselves from me. God will come to you only as you will give Him to your brothers. Learn first of them, and you will be ready to hear God as you hear them. That is because the function of love is One. T 4 G 23.How can you teach someone the value of something he has thrown away deliberately? He must have thrown it away because he did NOT value it. You can only show him how miserable he is WITHOUT it, and bring it near very slowly, so he can learn how his misery lessens as he approaches it. This conditions him to associate his misery with its ABSENCE, and to associate the OPPOSITE of misery with its presence. It gradually becomes desirable, as he changes his mind about its worth. T 4 G 24. I am conditioning you to associate misery with the ego, and joy with your Soul. You have conditioned yourself the other way around. But a far greater reward will break through any conditioning, if it is repeatedly offered when the old habit is broken. You are still free to choose. But can you really WANT the rewards of the ego in the presence of the rewards of God? Excerpt Textbook chapter 4G Urtext Manuscripts A Course in Miracles
Now that to me gives me some amazing ‘headspace’, even though I don’t know what ‘headspace’ means. Just love True Guidance that I feel deep in me resonating and stirring up a happiness that is not of this world at all..