Silence, Solutions, and Divine Wisdom

How many times have we got solutions to various problems when we were simply focused on a task at hand, and not actually thinking about the problem itself. Majority of people would do the opposite – they would think intensely about the problem and try to find a solution to it, not knowing that by so doing they will just get more entangled in the mind and in the ‘battle of the opposite’ – the mind will just present what is in its scope of possibility, but that is limited when we are searching for solution to something that is more complex. Continue reading

A Simple Yet Powerful Meditation of Mindfulness

One of the meditation techniques that I learned early on in my Gnostic journey is called “mindfulness”. It is an ancient simple technique from the Buddhist tradition, and yet very effective. I like to do it out in nature, but it can be performed anywhere where you find yourself. It is done like this:

Sit down somewhere where you are comfortable, be it a chair, cushion, rock, grass, sand etc… put all of your thoughts of the day aside and become aware of your surroundings. Take some deep breaths, holding it for a moment, and then exhale. Close your eyes. Continue reading