Are you willing to let go now of what you know in order to become that which you want to be?
Make no mistake, meditation is an art and not a science. Meditation involves the whole person: mind, body and emotions. Meditation is by nature an integrative process. It is a process that speeds the behavioral development through establishing new neural connections and networks. It allows for suspended and repressed behavioral pathways to be re-opened and stimulates their integration. Meditation sets the stage for further growth of the person in all aspects.
As such, meditation allows one to play their physical, mental and emotional beingness much like a violin. The biorhythms of the neuroendocrine system determine the mood for the concert, the instruments to be played and the manner of their playing. The art of meditation allows one to be with the flow of everyday environmental influences and yet with grace and aplomb to be above it also. It is not the tool but the application of the tool by its wielder which allows the artful expression.
The scope of science is such that it allows us to know the physical, chemical and biological basis of our existence. Technology has given us the tools to accomplish great feats in the physical and chemical realm that we use in our everyday lives. However, when it comes to knowing ourselves, meditation holds the key. In knowing ourselves, we discover our true nature. We discover whom we really are in the scheme of the universe. We uncover that hidden reality apart from this 3-D phenomenal world. We discover our place in the scheme of this world and the other realms of human existance.
Through meditation, we learn that most of what society teaches us as the "TRUTH" is merely artifice. The "TRUTH" of society is merely what someone wants us to know or believe so as to control our thinking and thus our behavior, to control our behavior for their benefit.
We make the society within which we live. We do this by conscious participation, acquiescence, conscious resistence and subversion. Meditation brushes all artifice away in the light of pure reality. Meditation brings enlightenment and hence the pathos of human existence as its reflection. Do not embark upon the path of meditation if you will not see yourself with the stark light of reality. Acceptance of personal reality may be an empowering event which the weak in beingness are not able to face. One learns the true nature of the self in this pure light of reality. Then from wisdom, one makes decisions as to how one wishes to relate to the body politic.
And by their works shall ye know them!