Archive for May 12, 2010

Om Mani Padme Hum

I want to know how to channel my past life from Savannah in the 1700s. I want to learn about this woman—where she lived, who she married, what she looked like, what she wrote. I want my spirit to recognize her if I find her.

Murray said that meditating will clear my mind and help me become more in tune with my spirit. He also said that clearing my mind will rest it more than a full night’s sleep.

So the other day, I began meditating.

Om mani padme hum. It means hail the jewel in the lotus. Focus. Sit comfortably. Center your vision on an object close by and just above eye level. A flower, a photograph, Buddha. Don’t think about emptiness. Just let thoughts go. Let noises in one ear and out the other. Repeat the mantra aloud. Repeat the mantra in your head. Find peace.

Om Mani Padme Hume written in Tibetan script on a rock outside the Potala Palace in Tibet

This morning I woke up at 5:57 a.m., and I was wide awake. I should probably leave out that Tony was too tired which is why I decided to meditate. But he was too tired which is why I decided to meditate.

I lay in bed with my eyes closed. Om mani padme hum. After about four minutes, my mind felt completely clear. I felt peaceful. I must have drifted off because when my alarm woke me up at 6:30 a.m., I jumped out of bed—ready to go and alert for the whole day!