Meditation Quotes

Not long ago, in response to a spell of insomnia, I learned some of the principles of meditation, to empty my mind piece by piece. It was like the old game of jacks - cautiously lifting each jack clear of its neighbor until only the empty background remained.
Background
Clear
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Empty
Game
Insomnia
Jack
Learned
Lifting
Like
Long
Mind
Neighbor
Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
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Being
Communion
Connection
Deeper
Fishing
Form
Gives
Good
Good way
Immersed
Levels
Living
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Awareness
Consciousness
Dissolution
Eternal
Infinity
Knowing
Objectification
Pure
Thinking
Thoughts
Without
Meditation has been a loyal friend to me. It has helped me write my books.
Been
Books
Friend
Has-been
Helped
Loyal
Me
Write
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
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First
Happiness
Lengthy
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Recipe
Too
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.
Books
Down
Give
Grow
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Heart
Here
His
Hours
Learning
Lesson
May
Moments
At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn't exist except as a part of everything.
Back
Child
Country
Creation
Everything
Except
Exist
Growing
Growing up
Learned
Me
Naturally
Oneness
I write until the first draft is finished, and then I feel that I can get out. But, during the time of the writing of the first draft, I don't go out. I'm just locked away, writing. It's a time of meditation, of going into the story.
Away
Draft
Feel
Finished
First
Get
Go
Going
I Can
I Feel
I Write
Just
Locked

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