Meditation is non-competitive


Meditation is non-competitive. We are not competing with our previous performance; we are not competing with anybody else. We are not competing with St John of the Cross; we are not competing with the other person in our meditation group. That is something we do need to remind ourselves of, because the ego is naturally competitive and also naturally divisive. Where there is division there is competition, and we can even divide from ourselves and, as it were, compete with ourselves on our spiritual path. It is important to remember, as we enter into the silence of this retreat, that we are letting go of this competitive tendency of the ego. We are not competing with anyone. We are not trying to come out number one.

 (Aspects of Love 1 by Laurence Freeman OSB )

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