March 2015

Meditation Session II - Focus on the Goal

Meditation Session II
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I often struggle to remain alert during the morning recitation of Shri Guru Gita here at Gurudev Siddha Peeth, where I am a visiting sevite. After participating in  Meditation Session II, I resolved to remain focused on the goal at each recitation. 
 
Such is the glory of this simple reminder that I felt a new resolve spring up within me as I walked to Hridayadeep. Before the recitation began, I prayed to Gurumayi to help me maintain my focus and enthusiasm. I was delighted to discover that I had remained alert throughout the recitation and had recited the sacred verses joyfully and lovingly.
 
Thank you so much, dear Gurumayi ji, for guiding me to take these small steps to build a solid sadhana, filled with grace and blessings. Thank you for guiding me to pray for grace. I look forward to remembering and nurturing the goal again and again throughout my day.

a Siddha Yogi from Thane, India

As a longtime Siddha Yogi, I find these sessions simply amazing. I find it refreshing to sit and listen to these wonderful teachings and to be able to clear myself as if I were a beginning meditator. I thank the shakti for allowing me to assume this mental posture. The grace that flows from these sessions is just tremendous.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for continuously enhancing and deepening our experience of the Siddha Yoga path and for your loving upliftment of seekers all around the globe.

a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA

This session showed me something so clearly and unforgettably: Focus on the Goal. I have a choice of where to put my mind. I can put my attention on an endless set of worldly dramas and details. Or at any time, I can, with a single turn of my awareness to the mantra, start my journey home and remember my essential, foundational, and truest identity—the universal Self, which is so real for me as I participate in these monthly Siddha Yoga meditation sessions.

a Siddha Yogi from Hawaii, USA

Having been led so beautifully into meditation during this session, I was resting in the Self, as the Self, when I noticed the presence of an absence: there were no “others.” Remaining in that state, I saw how often I've bounced my sense of identity off others, coming to know myself by what’s left after looking at how I’m similar or different from those around me.
 
Today in meditation, focusing not on others but on the goal, I rested in the self-sufficient, all-pervasive, non-dual essence of who I am, free of all comparison. There was nobody else, just one great universal love taking all these forms. My shoulders and my neck, which I hadn’t realized were tight, released a lifetime’s worth of weight, replaced with great, free, abundant joy.
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Gurumayi, for bringing your teachings and practices into my life through this series of meditation sessions!

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

I feel like the luckiest person in the world. I can sit on my asana in my quiet room in my own home and touch a button and be taught so clearly and intelligently about the most important things in my life—the truth of who I am, the goal of my life, and how to get there. And then I am led so directly and effectively into the experience of that teaching. I am filled with insight, peace, and love—and vast amounts of grace.

I am super grateful for Gurumayi, who has made so accessible the highest experience that I can imagine. And to the teaching Swamis who share her wisdom so well.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

Once again, I am amazed by the power I feel flowing through these meditation sessions. Swami Anantananda’s voice was so friendly and clear. I felt I was being guided into meditation by a wise and trustworthy friend, one who has been on this path for a long time and has deeply experienced everything he was speaking about.
 
From the very beginning of the session, I found myself in an environment in which I felt so at home, so well cared for. I could feel Gurumayi’s presence pervading the entire session. And I was able to ride the sweetest energy into a peaceful and profound experience of meditation.

a Siddha Yogi from Michigan, USA