It may not look like we are doing something when we meditate. But we are actually rising above the mind and getting in touch with a form of awareness that is beyond our daily concerns. This takes discipline, which is not just letting it all hang out and letting it all slide. Yet it doesn’t necessarily mean we must sit still for hours in the lotus position. We can be conscious and mindful of the present moment in every movement and task we perform.
We don’t have a choice when it comes to “letting everything be as it is.” It is going to be that way anyway, regardless of our opinions, beliefs, or strivings to bend life to our desires. But we do have a choice about when and how we meditate. We can meditate in the middle of a crowded airport, in the midst of public uproar and disturbance, or in a peaceful garden. Whenever we seek and find that inner sanctuary through concentrated intention, we are meditating.