Meditation appears in consciousness spontaneously when awareness is not being manipulated or controlled....In True Meditation all objects (thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, etc.) are left to their natural functioning....As you gently relax into awareness, the mind's compulsive contraction around objects will fade....An attitude of open receptivity, free of any goal or anticipation, will faciliate the presence of silence and stillness to be revealed as your natural condition....Awareness returns to its natural condition of "conscious being," absolute unmanifest potential - the silent abyss beyond all knowing. -- (Quotation from Adyashanti)
During my undergraduate studies, I became aware of the teachings and practices for inner self realization and actualization. I continued my education and completed a Ph.D. in Sociology. I also continued to contemplate the core insights and practices of spiritual teachers and mystics, and to study the new developments in science and healing.