For lack of anything better to write about at this moment,
I thought I would do something fairly short on Inner-Peace and the momentary silence between events, ideas, thoughts, and so on. This post came as an idea after I was talking with a friend of mine about Dreams and how we sometimes interfere with our own abilities to receive them: By “trying” too hard.
One of the very first lessons I learned when I was attending a meditation group was to RELAX, and calm the mind and body. Just so happened that the group I was with was organized and lead by a (long-time) Buddhist student. One of the simplest exercises, though not so easy to do by the many, was to not concentrate on anything but your breathing. Every thought, every sound, every feeling – was to be acknowledged – and then your attention returned to your breathing. The whole idea was to eventually find the absolute emptiness and inner peace within your Being.
One of the things I understood about some of the later experiences with meditation(s) in another group, was to not “concentrate” too hard toward anything, but let the images and feelings come to you. This works very much like when in the presence of an unfamiliar animal (and even its spirit): You do not approach it, but let it, on its own volition, approach you – while you maintain a fairly relaxed composure. Many times, some of life’s more-challenging experiences may require this approach in order for one to find the solution that best fits the problem.
The world of magic, healing, and many of the other “meta-physical” aspects of life may require a more-subtle approach than we are used to being told to do. This is where “society” often fails us, miserably, when it comes to practical ways to find and employ solutions to the many complex problems we may face, day to day. So, I advised this friend of mine about the less-common path of least resistance, by suggesting he not try too hard to force his Mind to come with the answers, but relax and let his Mind do what it does best: Imagine and picture the solution into being. Then, he is free to try the solution and see if it fits the problem at hand.
It is also just as practical that when one is faced with an “insurmountable” problem (as some would say: an “impasse”), be not afraid to stand back a few moments and take a pause. Sometimes, it is that moment of silence we need to pay attention to. Oftentimes, it is within that “moment of silence” when we will hear the quiet voice of Wisdom speaking to us. So, there IS great power in that moment of silence.
– Please find your moment of silence, and the resulting Inner-Peace today!
– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS