Will meditation help you get rid of your thoughts? Many meditators seem to think so. But thoughts are not the problem, writes Torbjørn Hobbel. They are an integral part of meditation and represent underlying currents in our consciousness that surface when the mind is more open and receptive.
No event has been more predicted than September 11th 2001. So claims Peter Schwartz a well-known futurist and the author of the book Inevitable Surprises. The whole world was shocked by this act of terrorism, and most people found what happened unthinkable. Nevertheless, the event was actually predicted.
Our awareness has a centre and a periphery. Meditation helps us work through emotionally charged thoughts by letting them pass in the periphery of our mind, while we repeat a meditation sound and thereby create a free mental attitude.