Meditation was never intended to be something that one does as an end in itself. Examples of such are brushing one’s teeth, filling the car with fuel, or changing a light bulb. Done. Task accomplished!
Meditation is more than a component of a lifestyle; it is a livingness. Meditation makes one more aware – internally and externally, of subtle things and gross. One’s life choices, then, begin to follow the trail of awareness brought about by a meditative attitude and focus in life. This is powerful, and can be so precisely as meditation becomes integrated into one’s life.
A practitioner knows this. An on-the-cushion, off-the-cushion life is one of duplicity. Why? Because meditation opens one’s mind, heart, and possibilities – giving one all manner of options to the by-rote habits of the lower self. Why choose the lower self and its limitations when meditation, and the integration of mindfulness into the life, make positive choices obvious? Troublesome duplicity decreases as meditation is lived off the cushion, instead of something one does like brushing teeth.
Luminous perception is the ongoing awakeness that everyone can live. Wakefulness cannot be measured, thus there is no achieving it or failure to do so. One simply notices that ease, or creativity, or peace, or patience already present. Noticing the usually not noticed, choosing the bright way in the moment (patience, peace, kindness, selflessness, etc.) is luminous perception and the livingness of meditation.
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