Meditation: A Historic Cure for the ADD of the Human Mind

I had a chance to make it to Lake Shrine today, for those who live in Los Angeles, it really is a spiritual treat not to be missed.

I was sitting in the chapel meditating when I heard a mother and her kids outside. The young boy was apparently interested in entering the chapel since “it’s not labeled private.” Mom dissuaded him with the fact that it was a quiet place.

The following scene played itself out in my mind; I’m asked why the chapel is a quiet place and I say, “because we all hear so much all of the time. Listen for a moment to the world around you, the cars on the street, the birds chirping, the water in the lake.

“But that is not all, if you close your eyes and listen, you will hear the constant yattering of your mind with things like, ooh, that’s pretty, I don’t like broccoli, and Susie tried to kiss me, ick, girl cooties!

“We go into the chapel to help us quiet all the noise in our lives so that we can finally hear the most important voices, those of our Spirit and our big brother, God. Quiet places like the chapel help to make it easier to find that space.”

So I guess we all suffer from a touch of ADD in our lives, it is just part of the human condition. Meditation; a cure for “One sheep, two sheep, cow, goat, Old MacDonald had a farm, Heyyyyy Macarena!”

Written by R. A. Burgener

After finishing the 850 mile trek of self-rediscovery on California's El Camino Real from San Diego to Sonoma, California, Robert continued, via Greyhound, to Portland, Oregon, where he is becoming familiar with the concepts of weather and seasons after 30 years in Los Angeles.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>