Satsang to Hear Our Hearts Sing

Satsang is a Sanskrit word that means “gathering together for the truth” or, more simply, “being with the truth.” Truth is what is real, what exists. So, all there is, is Truth. Whenever something increases our experience of the Truth, it opens our Heart and quiets our minds.

Conversely, whenever something such as a thought, fear, major change in life schedule, or judgment occurs – it has the potential to limit or narrow our experience of the Truth. The Heart contracts and the mind gets busier.

We are all equally endowed with this capacity to discriminate the Truth; as well as to quiet the mind. I think of Will Rogers who often wrote from movie locations, rodeos, and upon trains – never missing a deadline with over 4,000 newspaper columns; My beloved mentor Og Mandino who wrote the majority of his worldwide best-selling novels after hours following long days in sales; And my spiritual teacher George Addair was taught to meditate in a soup kitchen with pots clanging around him.

The need for silence, the need to hear God and the Universe, and the simple need to hear myself think is a “special need” for me. This in simple words is why I began meditating in late high school, and then properly studying meditation techniques almost three decades ago. For me, meditation also enhances my prayers.

The Satsang program I am attending in Arizona is produced by Omega Vector. It consists of 4 days of total silence by the students; no clocks, internet, TV, radio, computers, texts, or phones: combined meditations and silent readings and journaling; and general reflections. The past programs have proven some of the most important and energizing studies in which I have ever been involved in my life thus far.

May your lives always allow for Satsang.