Many people think of meditation as a mystical process that is very difficult and with little likelihood of secure success. In a lecture, Ilchi Lee took a metaphorical approach to meditation as going into the Earth to discover layers of water. In his practical language, even in the form of a poem, read and enjoy and benefit from meditation:
Meditation is what you do until spring water sprouts forth.
When we meditate,
we face a lot of control drama and preconceptions.
As soon as we close our eyes we can see people whom we dislike
or feel negative thoughts and sorrow.
Meditation is like digging in the ground with a pipeline.
Delving the ground for underground water,
we can see dirty water flowing all around,
and sometimes we need to penetrate garbage
piled layer upon layer.
We seem to have fewer idle thoughts when we don’t meditate.
But when we take a seat for meditation, we have more idle thoughts.
While digging the inside, garbage comes up.
But, what will happen if we delve very deep?
We can find the pure and original spring water.
do it until spring water sprouts forth
penetrating idle thoughts completely.
Through this process
we can see our true self,
like clear spring water.
The deeper you learn to go in your meditation, the more you get in touch with your true self