Diagram of Meditation by Mary Anderson
Conceiving of Unity
Conceiving of Space and Time
With or Without Self-Identification
The Spiritual Path
- Separations and meetings and the association with places, times and forms;
- The distinction between friend and foe;
If ye lay bound upon the wheel of change,
And no way were of breaking from the chain,
The Heart of boundless Being is a curse,
The Soul of Things fell Pain.
Ye are not bound!
The Soul of Things is sweet.
Within ourselves: ‘Perpetual presence in imagination in all space and time is realised.’. From this realisation ‘originates a substratum of memory which does not cease in dreaming or waking’ — perhaps the memory, deep in our hearts, of what we are: the spark of the One Flame — indeed, that Flame itself, and resultant fearlessness.
Outside ourselves: we perceive in all embodied beings limitation only. Knowing that ‘nothing is perfect’ or complete, that the world in which we live is only ‘relatively real’, we are able to criticise impersonally, without assigning praise or blame.
And the link between within and without is summed up in the ‘continued attempt at an attitude of mind to all existing things which is neither love, hate nor indifference’.