Life is a Constant Meditation

Although we often feel very disconnected from our being, life is a constant meditation.

In the meditation system that generally comes from the East, one is stimulated with mantras or other important ingredients (e.g., breathing, silence, hand posture (mudras), music, incense, body position), and during During the process we try not to pay too much attention to our thoughts. In some cases, meditation is designed to eliminate our thoughts and all mental activity. That moment of meditation makes us transcend from one state (or cognitive experience) to another. One of those transcendent cognitive experiences is emptiness.

Paradoxically for many, everyday life (e.g., working, cooking, exercising, socializing, knitting, gardening) is also a great meditation. Perhaps, it is a meditation of a different nature. In this everyday reality we also have many stimuli as a result of instruments or situations that are present, to transcend from one state to another (e.g., energies, intentions, languages, forms of transformation and well-being, suffering, joy, stress, anger, purposes , behaviors, efforts).

At every moment, this everyday life is stimulated by small moments or situations, where the mind recognizes cognitive experiences defined as relevant. These can be of a pleasant, attractive, interesting, stimulating, surprising nature, or as a result of I like it or I don’t like it, I want it or I don’t want it, I need it or I don’t need it, etc.

One of the most well-known translations of all these experiences is a wide variety of thoughts. They come and go, they intertwine, they reinforce each other, they mobilize…

Every morning I wake up with a great desire to continue with this beautiful earthly life, despite how unpleasant or disappointing it may be at times. Immersed in this daily process, I wanted to share with you those cognitive experiences, and the thoughts and reflections, that arise through my mind, body, speech and spirit and that, many times, move me to a meditative state of transcendence.

There is no pre-conceived logic in that process. There is no well-defined sequence, or coherence at first glance. But, over time, I have realized that the set of all the thoughts that I have shared in recent years, an underlying fabric emerges that shows a path taken and another to follow. It goes far beyond contingency and immediacy.

This book is a testimony of that path. It compiles what I have published on Facebook, since January 13, 2013, day of the Kitche Mayan Calendar that recognizes the manifestation of EL AQKABAL: “The New Dawn”.

I hope you like it and it serves as a stimulus to meditate, transcend or self-realize.

I dedicate this book to María Jesús, María Anastasia, Kala, Rafaella, Amador, Davor and Clemente, my granddaughters and grandsons (and those to come).

May they become great meditators of the transcendental dimension of life.

I greatly appreciate Nicolás Palomo R. (“Nico”), who designed this book. For him, good health and very long life.

Alfredo Sfeir Younis – Dzambling Cho Tab Khen