Transformation Is An Inside Job

Transformation Is An Inside Job

Over the Christmas period I have had the opportunity to read some ‘new-age’ magazines and found many articles on transformation. What I noted in my readings was that many talk of a new consciousness as if is out ‘there’, somewhere elusively beyond you. As if it will descend upon those that really want it or those who are special enough to understand it. The writer of one article on becoming conscious (aware of what is really going on) spoke lots about the results of becoming conscious, but little about how you actually go about being conscious, in my view, perpetuating this notion somewhat.

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What Is Consciousness?

When I speak of consciousness, I’m talking about the universal consciousness that pervades all things. I read in a recent edition of Nexus magazine that a prominent professor, who had studied the deeper aspect of life for many years, asked that someone provide her with a definition of consciousness. She had found that she had been unable to find a satisfactory description. Describing consciousness is a bit like trying to describe love; it defies description. Consciousness - like love - cannot be made to fit within the limited confines of the human mental framework.

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Focusing On Good Sense: Tips For Meditation

I recently heard the results of a five-year-long study on the benefits of meditation: hot off the press is the news that yes, meditation definitely benefits your mind and health! Of course, this is not news; it is something all meditators and some of the greatest minds in history have known forever. The study was likely undertaken by the usual skeptics who require quantifiable, scientific evidence of benefits before you would even consider it.

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