High Peak Meditation


The instructions for meditation require the mind to be put under direction. This is done by providing an object of meditation such as the breath, or a sound, image or phrase which is generated internally and acts as a focus for the mind which would otherwise simply follow its own meanderings.

In High Peak the object of meditation is a ‘word’ composed of a lawful sequence of sounds or symbols that represent the basic building blocks of language. This provides a focus for the mind without triggering associations which could deflect it from the task at hand. A nonsensical word might seem to serve the same purpose but would lead to chaotic proliferation. For the object of meditation to be effective it must conform in principle with the direction of meditation.



An open-ended attitude >>