What is meditation?
The main objective of meditation is to perceive our deepest reality. This is sometimes confused with a kind of idea of perfectionism which through practice we would be being increasingly better. But this is a mistake. Our real being is not something that has to be manufactured or purified but that is what we are, meditate, or may not, be good or bad people, we are spiritual or not.
From the perspective of the meditation, ignore what we really are is the root cause of all our frustration, dissatisfaction and unhappiness. In fact, the suffering, the wickedness and ignorance are directly related to the ignorance of our essence.
Therefore, while we remain ignorant of our reality we will be vulnerable to unhappiness, no matter how much we meditate, do therapies or practice healing. Only revealing what we really are will be completely safe from falling in the suffering and at the same time, when we live from our primary reality nothing of what happens to us in life can make us suffer. We must disclose and make aware that most are unaware of ourselves, our essential nature.
By John Manzanera
Trained in philosophy, meditation and Buddhist in Asia and Europe, was monk of the Tibetan tradition for 12 years, the Dalai Lama, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and Geshe Jampa Tegchok his main teachers.
He is a clinical psychologist, diploma in Gestalt psychotherapy and trained in integrative psychotherapy with Claudio Naranjo (SAT program). It has been teaching courses of meditation for over 25 years. He founded and directs the school of meditation in Madrid.
He is author of books like the pleasure of meditation (Ed. Dharma), the eye of the master (Dharma), the discovery of serenity (Martínez Roca).