29Jan From the Founder
“Peace begins when expectation ends.” —Sri Chinmoy
There are many varieties and traditions of meditation. I do not think that any
particular concentration or meditation technique is any more valid than another. What is important is that each individual finds a practice that works for them.
Regardless of the outer form of our spiritual practice there is always the deeper dimension: our relationship towards the practice. This includes our attitudes about success and progress and our expectations regarding the results of our efforts.
Mindfulness means letting go of expectation and enjoying the process. If we are mindful it means that we are aware of the whole and not lost in any particular expectation-thought. Being mindful is to put forth our best effort and then accept what comes. This acceptance is rooted in the knowledge that the Universal Force will give us the experience that we need in that moment.