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Meditation Contemplations blog category – Contemplations are released each week and are designed as a tool to support your meditation practice. Each meditation contemplation blog is offered as video and as text for your convenience.

No one should be judged for their experience

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“No one should be judged for their experience because they are doing the best they can. We learn only from experience.”
Swami Vivekananda

Human beings… or individuated forms of consciousness… evolve through experience.  The measurement of our evolution in consciousness is self-awareness.  Everyone’s experience then is valid given their level of evolution in consciousness.

When God dwells in all living beings, then why do you hate others?

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“When God dwells in all living beings, then why do you hate others? Why do you try to dominate each other? Is this not sheer ignorance? Wake up and rest in peace.”
~Swami Sivananda

It could be said that life is one and sacred. The same life empowers all and everything. Without the life that empowers us… nothing is possible. To be holistically wakeful is to honor the oneness and sacredness of life as ultimate value.

The Beginning of Wisdom

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their right names.”
~Chinese Proverb

It could be said that the evolution of individuated consciousness is characterized as a progression from complexity to simplicity. In terms of the mind… we begin with great complexity and proceed to ever-increasing simplicity.

Greater than a thousand meaningless words is a single reasonable word

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“Greater than a thousand meaningless words is a single reasonable word that brings calm to those who are listening.”
 Buddha

For the most part, human beings are compulsive thinkers and speakers.  We unconsciously and automatically think and speak.  The result is that the truth gets buried in a haystack of verbal disquisition.  Our unconscious thinking and speaking maintains our experience of fragmented consciousness or life.  Thus we are full of conflict and resultant suffering.

Everyone is the Architect of Their Own Fortune

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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An ancient sage named Vathistha wrote a treatise entitled… the world is as you see it.  In it… he explained that we are the creators of our reality… of our experience.  And we alone are responsible for our creation.

Our experience then is based on our choices.  For example… who are you choosing to be in this very moment?  If you are truthfully wakeful… you are choosing to be the blissful consciousness that you are… that all is.