Meditation as a personal journey

Meditation is a very personal journey from the path we find meditation on, too the journey of personal discovery meditation brings. Each of us has our life story, the ups and downs of love, Anger, of loneliness and elation, all squished together over the many years to create a tapestry of memories, events and experiences that shape our very existence. These then shape into behavioural patterns we continually present to the world as Me, I and the Ego

My personal journey with meditation started a long time ago and really took many years before I understood fully what I was doing. For the first few years I suffered with my posture finding the pressure in my knees to much to sit for any period of time. I now understand the correct sitting posture, helping me to sit for longer periods of time. But if meditation was only about sitting for great lengths of time then all chickens would all be enlightened, as the great master Ajahn Chah used too say.

To practice meditation is to be aware, aware of the present moment. Too become an observer of the mind in every moment is true meditation. In the observance of mind we can truly uncover the mysteries of the entire universe, the interconnectedness and impermanence of all things and the unconditional love that comes from being present and aware.

Like everything in life, patience and being kind to yourself go an incredibly long way in helping you build a solid foundation in meditation. It’s like any exercise we do to strengthen our muscles the first few times are tough and are muscles ache and seem to scream Stop! Slowly over time we build those muscles and it becomes a little easier, we start to see our progress which in turn spurs us on to ever more success. The exact same is true for meditation only we are training our mind in the powers of concentration.

It has taken me many years practicing in countless meditation centres across Europe and Asia and as a Buddhist monk during rains retreats to finally becoming solid in my meditation practice. I now love meditation so much, that given the time I can sit for hours in pure bliss, it has become the first thing I now want to do as I rise from sleep, I used to go for a cup of coffee to kick start my day, I now meditate.

I am not fully enlightened or claim to be, I am on the path to enlightenment and have dedicated my entire life to this endeavour. I have years and years of experience from meeting true enlightened masters to actual real meditation experience. I can help you!

The whole of this website is slowly growing to enable me to help all those who sincerely want to practice meditation. Instead of trying so desperately hard by yourself let this website and myself help and guide you along the path, use my many years of mistakes and lessons learnt as your short cut to your meditation success.

Slowly over time I will be filling the pages of this website with helpful tips and tricks I’ve personally been taught or learnt while meditating. As well as articles on my own meditation journey glimpsing into the contemplative subjects I endeavour to uncover the answers too, and personal reflections into my life and past traumas overcome.

It would be amazing if you could join myself and Marley on our journey 4enlightenment, but we understand if we’re not your flavoured tea! Maybe your not ready!

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Kind regards

Dhamma Tapasa

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Dhamma Tāpasā is the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas a fully trained and former Buddhist Monk who now Teaches & coaches the Art of Positive Thinking to Transform Your Mind.

2 thoughts on “Meditation as a personal journey

  1. smilecalm – Where in the world am I? Right here and now. – breathing, smiling :-) From time to time sharing when there's something to say -david
    smilecalm says:

    i’m touched by your retrospective
    and attained insights 🙂

    1. 4enlightenment – Dhamma Tāpasā is the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas a fully trained and former Buddhist Monk who now Teaches & coaches the Art of Positive Thinking to Transform Your Mind.
      4enlightenment says:

      Thank you for your kind words, your website is also fantastically put together with awesome insightful articles I recommend anyone to visit.

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