Henry David Thoreau said that ‘the soul grows by subtraction, and not by addition.’ It’s not that you sit to meditate to get something else, but actually it is an opening, a letting go. And as we do open, we see all the possibilities – sinner and sage, flow or struggle, and all the stories that we might tell ourselves about being the victim or the warrior, or the workaholic, or the nurturer, or the great mother, or the lost soul, or the eternal youth – all the kind of archetypes that we play out at different times in our life.
What the invitation of meditation [....] offers is a remembering of this space of awareness, of the space of the heart. To listen to all these different stories and tales and fears and desires. Who am I really in all of this?”