Sometimes meditating is like searching in the deep caves of our mind. Our minds lead to our souls and our souls lead to the Spirit and the Spirit leads to our neighbor. If it is the mind only, it will keep us in ourselves and we will remain our dwelling place. Using the mind only will keep us in many caves that are created by us and that just come along in the exploration of life.
Some caves are dark and deep and it seems impossible to find our way and we stumble and fall and stagger around within conscious sensibility to our own darkness and it often produces a stopping within our knowing and we cannot navigate the darkness. Depression follows and we wonder if we can ever get out of such a cave. A light is needed to guide us through and out.
Other caves are full of echoes and we can hear ourselves in multiplied layers of reverberation. Everything is unclear. We hear it, but then again we don’t hear it. The sounds are loud but disorienting by their mimic. Our words sound like we are talking to ourselves. The deeper we go into this cave the more we hear our own voice. In the panic of such sound it becomes increasingly difficult to hear the voice of others and the voice of the Lord.
“My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.” Jesus