Practice, practice practice….is the important phrase in meditation. To understand deeply the meaning of it its necessary to follow the advice. Of course different people start to practice meditation because of different aims. The aims can be following:
learn to relax
understand yourself better
learn to control your mind / emotions
as a stress resolver
Just to name only few. There is almost in every culture a kind of meditation practice in very big variation of depth and or needs of the difference of humans. But I can say in around 30 years of my meditation journey in comparison there are mainly three levels of in almost all mediation practice.
the relax level
self understanding level
be one with God, Goddess, Buddha, Allah, Manitu, Cosmos or the one and so on
So many humans with so many different needs thats why are so many several meditation arts existing. The motivation to bring individual needs into action can be quite varied. A friend was telling you about, you read a book or journal where mediation gets explained for what it is good for. If you start to search for a meditation seminar to learn it or looking for schools or master to practice it then you can actually say the friend or the book / journal is/ was your first spirituell guide. The friend or the book or journal writer was opening a new way to live or act the world and or looking behind the mind limitation. Opening ones spirituell path is a like to create a good karma for yourself. Bring humans to a deeper understanding by experience not by thinking only is quite a high level good action. My first spirituell guide was Herman Hesse with the book „Siddhartha“. Once in while I take it this 30 year old book who is yellowish by age already with coffee and food spots on it smelling like historical looking at it and saying by heart thank you.
Do you remember when and or because of what your spirituell interests or journey was starting ? Would be interesting to read or hear your comments about…..
Soon some practical tips will written by me, so stay tuned …..
If you want to enter the Dao you should get prepared. Means body and mind are ready for it. When your personal body has a good foundation, your mind can find gradually peace. The energy and spirit radiate in harmony and you can enter real tao.
When movement and action becomes necessary, be careful not to overdue and exhaust yourself because this will diminish your energy (Qi/Chi). On the other hand you can´t exist without movement. No movement and no action means you will create blockades. Means sickness and pain. The balance between action and non action is the secret of success on the taoist and buddhist way. Called middle path. You should therefor find a way between action and tranquility. Then you can guard the eternal and be at peace with your lot.
was the last phrase of my previous blog. After practicing already for 17 years martial arts and mastering five arts my Sifu (Chinese term for father teacher) entered actually my Dojo/Gym/Kwoon. This is how the places get called where you can learn martial arts. My previous martial arts school name was „Budocan Frankfurt“ and was very well known in Germany because of its high level competitors. So how does it come that my Sifu was entering my school ? Much later around two or three years or so Sifu (Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit) just answered my question about with following phrase:
Kai thats a easy to answer, if the student is ready the master appear.
It sounds a bit strange but what to do if the master say so. But actually I was looking i.e. searching for thus strange not explainable spiritual experiences. Now after over twenty years walking the Shaolin arts path who Sifu learned me it becomes more and more clear. I was searching by heart not by intellect. This was also the reason why I was all together more then five years traveling to Asia to search for a real master. For me a real master is more then one who master only the external art i.e. method/ technique. From the so called external masters I had already the best for my practice art. I still respect them all from my heart because they were showing, leading and educated me very well until I was ready for the complete art. What it mean complete art?, a combination of practical, energy and mind/spirit. But about this I gonna talk in a other blog later.
Ok five years searching by traveling Asia and finding nothing what I was looking for. Visiting martial arts schools all over from Shaolin Monastery to other Kung Fu schools 1,5 years in China. Later Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand from country to country from art to art and MA-school to MA-school. But nothing what I was looking, searching or was dreaming about. But what was is it? Actually motivated from books who where writing about the masters from the past who where able perform for me so called „crazy“ stuff. And I was sure there are still some around us somehow hidden. This belief was so strong to start my search around the world. I felt it in my heart but could not explain why my belief was so strong. The most friends where thinking at that time now he will get crazy, hahaha, when I was starting traveling and saying good by to them. The questions of my relatives and friends I couldn´t answer. Questions like:“ where you going first..“, which you going next…“, do you got an address where we can get in contact with you…., and so on. My standard answer:“ I realy don´t know“ or „I gonna start with the transsiberian- train then I will see“
Flowing with the clouds thats how I would describe my past action now. I was moving by intuition following the flow of situation and never forgetting what I was searching for. The central theme to my vision (find a real master) was my pilot.