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Meditative awareness

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meditative awareness: "The principle of Meditative awareness can be likened to an echo that is always present in the warrior's world. the echo is experienced first in the practice of sitting meditation. When your thoughts wander,...the echo of your awareness reminds you to label your thoughts, and return to the breath, return to a sense of being. Similarly, when the warrior starts to lose track of his discipline, ...his awareness bounces back on him." ... "From the echo of Meditative awareness, you develop a sense of balance, which is a step towards taking command of your world."

"The warrior's awareness is ... based on the training of ultimate solidity-trusting in basic goodness. That does not mean that you have to be heavy or boring, but simply that you have a sense of being solidly rooted or established. You have trust and you have constant joyfulness; therefore you can't startled. ... You belong to the world of warriors. When little things happen ... You come back to your saddle and your posture. The warrior is never amazed. ... You simply assume your seat in the saddle.

The principle of meditative awareness...gives you a good seat on this earth. When you take your seat on the earth properly, you do not need witnesses to confirm your validity. ... You are completely grounded in reality. ... At this point, you begin to experience the fundamental notion of fearlessness. You are willing to be awake in whatever situation may present itself to you, and you feel that you can take command of your life altogether, because you are not on the side of either success of failure.

Source

www.glossary.shambhala.org