Daily Dose for the Soul

Meditation on the Gap to Achieve Inner Stillness

In India, there is a sating that is the water is rough, you cannot see through it. On the other hand, if the water is calm, you will be able to see through it. In the same way, when your mind and emotions are still, you can see your true nature. You can achieve oneness with your higher soul. In Buddhism this is called “Realising one’s (higher) Buddha nature”.

How do you achieve stillness? You do not achieve stones by stopping the thinking process, but by being aware of the inner stillness. Where is this inner stillness located? It is in the “gap”. The mantra OM helps, but it is not enough. What is more important is being aware of the interval between two OMs. Between two OM’s is a gap or stillness. This is called Meditation on the Gap.

When you do awareness meditation on the breath, you must not be aware of the inhalation and exhalation. What is more important is that one should be aware of the gap between inhalations and exhalations, and between exhalations and inhalations. Within this gap there is stillness. One must be aware repeatedly of this stillness.

Practising Awareness Meditation on the Thoughts is advisable. Not only should you be aware of the thoughts going in and out of the mind, but also be aware of the interval or gap between the two thoughts, because in this gap there is stillness. By repeatedly being aware of this inner stillness, one will be able to achieve expansion of consciousness.

The practice of repeating mantras is also good, but like other meditational practices it is more important to be aware of the gap between the two mantras because the stillness is in the gap. Psalm 46:10 states, “Be Still and know that I am God”. By practicing stillness, one becomes aware of the Divine Presence not only within one’s self; one also become aware of the pervasive presence of the Divine.

References : Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul. Master Choa Kok Sui.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    Awesome I love this post thanks for sharing it here with all of us. xoxo


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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you liked it Carol. Be aware of your mental processes, how your mind works. The moment you become aware of the functioning of your mind, you are not the mind. The very awareness means that you are beyond: aloof, a witness. And the more aware you become, the more you will be able to see the gaps between the experience and the words. Gaps are there, but you are so unaware that they are never seen. Between two words there is always a gap, however imperceptible, however small. Otherwise the two words cannot remain two; they will become one.

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  2. Omatra7 says:

    I am loving your daily doses for the soul ❤️

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Omatra. I am glad you can relate it to. We get so busy in our daily lives that looking into our inner self is almost forgotten.

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  3. avihappyhub says:

    Nicely written.

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you liked it. It’s a concept that sooner or later everyone can relate to in their life. We all come from one source.

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      1. avihappyhub says:

        Yes, definately!

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  4. Arhaaths says:

    Amazing post..Please keep writing…

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. Aatma Namaste 🙏🏼

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