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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.

He who listens to truth is not less than he who utters truth.

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“He who listens to truth is not less than he who utters truth.”
Kahil Gibran

Right here and right now… you are listening and I am speaking. Such is the nature of relative reality with its two polarities… subjective and objective. If however we are not wakeful and therefore mired in the illusion of separation… I am perceived as separate and different from you. Then follows illusory definition and judgement… lesser… greater… right and wrong… etc. as part of the egoic construct.

 

 

Monday, 08 June 2015

Bodies are cleansed by water; the mind is purified by truth.

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“Bodies are cleansed by water; the mind is purified by truth.”
 Manu

The mind is a thinking machine.  If we are not wakeful… it endlessly regurgitates its database.  Since the mind’s database is dominantly illusory… we remain mired in illusory stories and their resultant virtual reality.  In this way… we limit our innate bliss.

 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

The objective polarity is the default dominant within the relative reality that governs all experience.  This means that we are consistently focused outside of ourselves on all the objects that we encounter.  Such dominant objective focus creates imbalance and fragmentation in our consciousness.  As a result we forfeit our wholeness and fulfillment.

 

Monday, 13 July 2015

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.”
 Anatole France

Thoughts, beliefs and stories… about who we are and what life is… are simply that… thoughts, beliefs and stories. And most of them are not true. They are rather illusions that we believe to be true. Then when we unconsciously believe them to be true… we project them onto our experience of reality… and experience a virtual rather than true reality.

 

 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

When we know how to be content, we never want for anything.

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“When we know how to be content, we never want for anything.” Lao Tzu

It could be said that true contentment has nothing to do with acquisition. It is not dependent on that which is objective to us. Rather… from a holistic perspective… contentment is our very nature and the nature of all and everything. Contentment is the innate delight of the one consciousness that is all.

Sunday, 08 February 2015

Each of us has an image of what we think we should be...

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“Each of us has an image of what we think we are or what we should be and that image prevents us from seeing ourselves as we actually are.” ~Krishnamurti

It has been aptly said that there is what is… and then there are the stories we tell about it.  What is… is life… in all of its happenings.  In essence… life simply happens and we are witnesses of it.  An appropriate metaphor is the sun and the clouds.  The sun is an eternal witness of the clouds going by.  What is… simply is… as it is… within all of its happenings.

Sunday, 04 January 2015