Meditation For The
Love Of It /BOOK
BY SALLY KEMPTON
Jnanam Annam, “Knowledge Is Food” says
the Shiva Sutras. The knowledge being
pointed at in this Kashmiri Tantric gem is
the kind that mirrors a seeker’s indwelling
enlightened Self in a way that leads to an embodied recognition of this a priori identity.
Known for twenty years under her monastic
name of Swami Durgananda, Sally Kempton’s latest book, Meditation For The Love
Of It, Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience is such a mirror. Having placed herself squarely in the crucible of transformative spiritual practice for nearly forty years,
Kempton has emerged as one of the world’s
most skilled teachers of the often daunting
world of meditative practice.
Kempton’s words capture and transmit the
essence of deep meditative states spiced
with a thoroughly modern grasp of the life
and times in which you and I live, work,
Out of all the traditional spiritual practices,
meditation kept tripping me up. When I
started working with Kempton’s instructions
I found my doorways into what she calls the
“meditation channel” in my consciousness.
Once I knew I could get in, I started to look
forward to sitting. Kempton is so gifted at
helping a person find the means through
which any of us can learn to actually enjoy
the practice, and embody the infinite riches
the practice reveals.
A Capricorn by birth, my books reflect my
desire for order – no marks, no folds, practically brand-new. There are a few exceptions,
and Meditation For The Love Of It is looking like the well-worn trail guide that it is.
Reviewed by Scott Schwenk, a consultant focused
on teaching people the most effective ways to heal
themselves, their lives, and others. Trustthebreath.com