Changing Gears

Here are some more wonderful words of wisdom from Eknath Easwaran. He talks about changing gears with a daily meditation practice.

“The goal of all spiritual disciplines is gradually to bring the mind to a perfect stillness. In automotive terms, you are downshifting from overdrive to top gear then to second then finally to neutral. When you develop the capacity to put your mind in neutral, you will have acquired inexhaustible patience…

Whenever you sit down for meditation, you might remind yourself that you are slowly changing gears, from the fastest to the slowest, until after many years you park your mind, just as you park your car.

At that point, all your energy is saved. Normally, even when we are not consciously acting or speaking, the mind goes on thinking, consuming precious energy. When you have learned to park your mind, a great deal of energy and vitality is saved, strengthening your immune system and vital organs, and lengthening your life.”
~ Eknath Easwaran from Your Life Is Your Message: Finding Harmony With Yourself, Others & the Earth

Eknath Easwaran

As you change gears in your life, you will experience more joy, more happiness, and more compassion. You will find that generosity comes naturally and you will want to give back to your community.

Are you ready to undergo the process of changing gears? Meditation practices will really help you do this.

Books by Eknath Easwaran

Your Life Is Your Message: Finding Harmony With Yourself, Others & the Earth

Eknath Easwaran

***COURTESY OF TWOBEARS BOOKS*** Once, while Mahatma Gandhi’s train was pulling slowly out of the station, a European reporter ran up to his compartment window. “Do you have a message I can take back to my people?” he asked. It was Gandhi’s day of silence, a vital respite from his demanding spea

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