Climbing in a constantly changing environment
When we meditate, our spontaneous activity is constantly changing. We can have lots of thoughts, feel the meditation is chaotic, be restless, or it can be calm, we may fall asleep. At times, we will be dissatisfied with what happens in our spontaneous activity.
When climbing it is a bit the same. You never really know how it is going to be like. The path you have chosen may be more difficult than you had anticipated, you may find grips you can hold on to or you may discover an exceptional view. All this just happens, there is nothing you can do with it.
by Torbjørn Hobbel
Everyone who meditates – whether with Acem Meditation or another technique – has to deal with thoughts. People who have tried unsuccessfully to meditate often say, ”It was too difficult. I was unable to get rid of my thoughts.” This article offers some reflections on thoughts in meditation from an Acem perspective and compares them with Buddhist views of meditation. The manner in which thoughts are dealt with during meditation – and the understanding of their importance – makes Acem Meditation different from most other meditation methods.