Merry Christmas 2017
I don’t normally do Christmas posts because they tend to come off rather trite and self-absorbed. However, this has been one of my hardest years practice-wise, which is why I haven’t posted all that much. I will discuss the roadblocks I faced and how I overcame them in another post. The following contributors however were instrumental in my moving forward and I’d like to thank them personally.
LuminousBliss – For introducing me to “awareness watching awareness”, also known as the “I-feeling” meditation (amongst other names). This really started for me with this lively conversation in one of the comments threads. The “I-feeling” is the only meditation which has solved various problems I have been having for years but which became far worse this last year. I intend to write up the whole experience and how the I-feeling manifested the solutions to these problems soon. LB’s excellent blog is here, also containing jhana tech for anyone interested in that: http://www.jhanabliss.com/
Arpan – For your encyclopaedic knowledge of scripture and other resources, backed up by practice. You are always on-point and ready to post something relevant and you have given me the info I need on countless occasions.
Mayath – For continuing to keep us updated with your progress along the spiritual path, particularly via the book The Mind Illuminated, such as in this inspiring post. It’s pretty amazing to think someone can pick up a book then a year or two later be a completely different person. It’s very encouraging for newcomers, too.
James a.k.a. WetWaterDrop – A special mention for moderating our forum, making newcomers feel welcome and answering basic questions, and for your general contribution. Thanks!
To everyone else, thank you very much for being here. We have had some absolutely superb conversations this last year, particularly on the comments threads of virtually every post. There are nuggets of gold throughout so, if you haven’t already, give them a browse.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!