For years now I have been in search of a way to learn how to meditate.
a. Buddhism & Hinduism: To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object.
b. To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer.
2. To think or reflect, especially in a calm and deliberate manner.
Like the illusive pot of gold at the end of my personal rainbow, I kept chasing after the capacity to meditate without much success for many years. I had just about given up, uneasy in the knowledge that I was not able to ever quiet my mind. Then something interesting happened, about three years ago. I started to blog (with Blogger) and was taking my camera with me everywhere I went. At first nothing different happened. Yet very slowly I felt something in me was slowly changing. As it turned out every time I observed something I wanted to photograph, my mind emptied itself, time stopped and I found myself in another world. The exact same story happened went when I started writing;, my mind felt empty or better said only filled with peace.
To this day, the feeling of contentment I have, this loss of the notion of time and the focus of my mind all point in one direction and I am wondering…
Could I be meditating, only in a very different fashion? What are your thoughts/experiences in this matter dear friend?