Do you have to meditate to meditate?
When someone is involved in something that interests them, or they are passionate about, they often enter what is described as ‘the zone.’
It is a place of perfect understanding and harmony between the physical and the soul. It is the centre of your being connecting with your inner self and finding that spot that simply IS.
Is it the same as meditation? It’s certainly the closest you’ll get to it, and that doesn’t necessarily mean meditation transcends experiencing the beauty of being ‘In the Zone.’
It is the moment of unification with all that you are, all that you have been and all you strive to be. It may not last long, and is therefore often ignored for the powerful entity it is.
Meditation has become ‘big business’ and promises, in some cases, to deliver all that you are looking for. Don’t be fooled, you can do it on your own. It doesn’t mean you have to sit in solitary stillness for hours on end while the world and your friends pass you by. No, indeed, all it takes is remembering to occasionally seize the chance to do something very special and you may find yourself automatically take into the beautiful place called the Zone.
For me it is when I write. Not every time. How I wish! Lol. But in particular when I work with selenite crystals I often find that my intended outcome is nothing like the final piece I hold in my hands at the end of the day. And if I fight the soul of the selenite, you can be sure I usually end up with nothing at all.
Recently I was commissioned to create a set of selenite runes. I could have picked around in the bits and pieces and created a set of small runes and painted the symbols on the polished crystal, but my friend wanted something bigger, palm-sized runes which meant the symbols had to match. Bear in mind I know nothing about runes.
I couldn’t ‘see’ it. So I had to still my mind and go online to find something suitable. I searched and searched and ended up with a design I didn’t particularly care for, but could see the practicality of the choice.
With a small plea to ‘Whoever,’ I started work. At every stage of the creation I had to set my own ‘self’ aside and let the ‘energy’ flow. It took me nearly two weeks of eight hours a day to complete the order and if I say I enjoyed every moment of it, I would be lying. There were times when nothing seemed to go right, and that’s when I realised ‘I’ was getting in the way.
My friend still hasn’t seen the finished set, events have put obstacles in the way and we haven’t had a chance to get together.
Do I know whether she’ll like them? I’m not sure at all. But what I do know is that while I was not meditating, I do believe while I worked on that commission, I was in a meditative state.
Did I experience being in the zone all the while I worked?
Of course not.
But on the rune I anticipated having the most problem I did indeed find myself in such a state of peace I almost grieved when I finished that rune.
Therefore, in answer to my earlier question, ‘Do you have to meditate to meditate?’
My answer is ‘No.’