The Secrets of the Spiritual Heart

“Very few people understand the heart. In truth, your heart is one of the masterpieces of creation. It is a phenomenal instrument. It has the potential to create vibrations and harmonies that are far beyond the beauty of pianos, strings or flutes. You can hear an instrument, but you feel your heart. And if you think that you feel an instrument, it’s only because it touched your heart. Your heart is an instrument made of extremely subtle energy that few people come to appreciate”

[The Untethered Soul – Michael A Singer p49 / Noetic Books]


The above is a quote from the new group book we shall be using as a guide in our Meditation & More sessions, probably from June onwards (once we’ve finished our current one!)


So why are we reading in a meditation session? The simple reason is that there are so many wonderful books out there which help to bring awareness to many of the issues we face once we’re sat on our cushion.


The chosen writings are to assist us draw on a wider knowledge base and also encourages dialogue and discussion within our monthly meditation sessions. All of which makes for a variety of approaches to creating and establishing a meditation practice – hence the name of the group: Meditation & More…


If you wish to read a little more of this book, here’s an excerpt of Chapter 15


The meditation sessions are held once-a-month in Watford and offers a lively, friendly group who are exploring what meditation means to them alongside the understanding of a calm abiding (Shamatha) practice, together with the delights of some mind training (Lojong) too!


Hope to see you on the cushion soon!


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