Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Reflective Writing and the Experience of Transcending
All writing, of course, comes from consciousness. Any ideas, thoughts, or feelings we have spring from our own consciousness. Mind is the entity that we generally give credit to for our ideas, mind usually considered some construct of the human brain that does our thinking for us. This perception of how we write leaves out, to some extent, the feeling level as well as the role that memory plays in our process of writing. The cognitive sciences can map certain stages of the thinking of writing process for us, but do not yet provide the whole picture. I feel a fuller understanding of what occurs when we write is provided by a Consciousness-basedâ„ , approach to writing .[1] With a Consciousness-Based approach, writers not only gain an understanding of the dynamics of consciousness but also experience those dynamics for themselves through the practice of the Transcendental Meditation® program. 

Posted by on 10/20/2013 9:27:00 AMComments 0
How Writing and Transcending Differ
In an earlier posting called “Reflective Writing and the Experience of Transcending,” I talked about some similarities between writing and transcending, namely that both processes begin with an inward turn of awareness, both processes allow the experience of moving to deeper levels of thought, and both processes result in more creative expression. In my conclusion to that posting, however, I pointed out that the parallel shouldn't be drawn too tightly. 

Posted by on 10/20/2013 9:54:00 AMComments 0
Following the Master’ Steps
The word Master ranges in meaning from perfecting to controlling to owning. One could perfect a skill, control a situation, or, in the past, even own people (oh, the karma there!). In India, the word Master suggests a deeper level of perfecting, owning, and controlling–when those abilities are directed inward. A Master develops his (or her) own inner Being, the Self, coming to know that deep level of silence at the source of all creation. A rare few are able to know this experience so fully that they are able to lead others to this experience. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was such a Master.

Posted by on 10/6/2013 12:51:00 PMComments 0

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