"I cannot meditate. My mind wanders and my thoughts race."
But your mind is the Goddess Shakti. And you are Shiva, watching her dance. How can you be in conflict with your mind when Shakti is so beautiful, and Shiva is so stunned into silence?
Lord Shiva is your own pure awareness, stunned into silence by Parvati's creative power, the sinuous dance of your own mind. Shiva is not stunned into unconsciousness, but into more radiant consciousness. And the more Shiva has to witness, the more conscious Shiva becomes!
Let your mind wander and spin to the edges of the universe, caressing the galaxies. When you understand that your relationship with your mind is the relationship of Shiva and Mother Divine, there is no more conflict with thoughts. They come and they go in boundless silence. They arise from the vacuum and dissolve into the void. Every meditation is empty and clear, even when it whirls with thoughts, just as the desert air is empty and clear, even though it shimmers with a mirage.
There is nothing more beautiful than to witness the work of grace: to watch the Goddess Shakti blossom through your heart into the world. Her movement lures pure consciousness into creation. She dances at the wedding of Purusha and Prakriti.
Shakti, who is none other than the play of your thoughts, irradiates the cosmos with splendor, cleansing, healing, re-creating earth and stars, not through your will but hers alone. You are just the Witness, the Keeper of the Space where her dance unfolds.
Satyam, Sivam, Subham, Sundaram, Kantam
Sat-chit-ananda, Sampurna, Sukha, Santam,
Chidanandarupah, Sivoham, Sivoham"The true, the auspicious, the good, the beautiful, the radiant, who is pure Existence, knowledge and bliss, complete fullness, happiness and peace, the very form of the bliss of consciousness: I am made of Siva! Siva is who I really am!"