Meditation usually involves focusing one’s attention on an object. Mantra meditation, for example, focuses attention on a word or phrase. In the East this might be the word “Aum,” or one of the many names of God, such as “Rama.” In Orthodox Christianity, attention is placed on the words of the Jesus Prayer (“Lord Jesus … More On Self-Inquiry Meditation
Let me explain…. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. ~ Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride The first part of Self-Inquiry is the process of reducing the feeling of who or what ‘I’ am (or is) to its essence. The process of removing the conceptual labels we’ve associated with our being to find … More What ‘That’ Means – Self-Inquiry, Part 3.
Once we have eliminated all that we are not, we may begin to investigate what remains. What remains must be what we are. It must be who ‘I’ am. Or what this thing called ‘I’ is. We know we are not our occupation, what we do for a living. We are not the role we … More I Am ‘That’; Self-Inquiry, Part 2
In Western culture, especially in American culture, there is a tendency to identify our ‘self’, our sense of who or what ‘I’ is, with characteristics, or descriptors. It may be our work: I am a doctor; I am a welder; I am a dancer. It may be with a mindset: I am a Christian; I … More Who Am ‘I’? Self-Inquiry, Part 1