the other way

“We tend to think of meditation only as a form of contemplation.  That is, after all, the definition of the word.  If, however, we dare go deeper into the darkness, we discover an inner world that is no less real than the outer one.  Different from our outer-world reality, however, is the fact that our experiences of the inner world lead to utter clarity.  We are presented with incontrovertible truths.  While our outer world experiences lead us to know we exist, we do not know why.   We suspect that we have a purpose, but we do not know what it is.  In the inner world such matters are resolved, without question.  Thus the inner world, reached through meditation, is a place of insight.” from “The Other Way, A Book of Experiences in Meditation Based on the I Ching” , by Carol K. Anthony