To reinforce steadiness, when you chant and meditate, focus with greater intensity upon your spiritual heart, which is the seat of your soul. Enhance your awareness by placing your right hand on your spiritual heart before you begin your meditation and say, “My dear soul, I am now fully aware that you are powering everything I do. Everything that flows from me comes from you. Your energy of unconditional love is pulsating in every cell of my being. I know that you have always been with me and you will continue to be with me forever, but I cannot feel your presence within me. I meditate every day because I want to see you, I want to hear you, I want to feel you and I want to experience the unconditional love that flows from you. My whole life is now focused on realising you.” Allow yourself to talk freely in this way. Pour out your feelings of love to your soul that has been your constant companion in every lifetime. Ask your soul to guide your meditation and reveal itself to you. Take as much time as you like for this communion. When you feel it is complete, begin your chanting and meditation, still keeping your hand on your spiritual heart. If your hand hurts, you can rest it periodically and place it on your heart again. Do this for the next seven days. After this we will resume our journey and penetrate deeper into the realm of meditation.
Flowing with the soul by understanding:
My dear friend, in your life everything is in a state of flow. Time flows, your age flows, your blood flows, your breath flows, your thoughts flow, your feelings flow, your energy flows, your vitality flows, your life flows and your love flows.
Before you began your blissful journey of meditation, you suffered only because you resisted the flow. Whenever you swam against the current of your life, you felt battered, bruised and hurt. Whenever you floated with the current you felt peaceful, blissful and whole. Going with the flow is the secret of life. It fills you and surrounds you with melting moments. It makes you flow with joy and exuberance.
Now you are in the stream of awareness and you simply have to let yourself go with the flow. Transcend the turbulence of your thoughts and flow around the whirlpools of your feelings. Leap over the boulders of your karma, but take care never to wander off your course. Fix your gaze upon your goal. Meditate and flow joyfully to your soul.
My dear friend, you have now identified your materialistic goals and inner values. You have integrated your religious traditions and professional activities with your goal of self-realisation.