Who is on first? You may remember the Abbot and Costello skit about who is on first. Though humor, the question is a good one. Who is on first when we meditate.
A secular friend of mine said that she found “relief from everyday noise” when she meditated. When I shared with her how meditation allows me to gain new insights about my life and relationships, she smiled and said, “Yep, happens to me too.”
“Do you feel that you receive gifts of insight?” I asked.
“On, yes,” she said, “and they are often beautiful. That is one of the reasons I take time to do it. I believe these insights are a gift I give myself.”
“Personally, I believe that what I experience as a gift is a gift and what I experience as the product of my own efforts is a product of my own efforts.” She smiled as I added, “The gifts I receive are one of the reasons I believe there is a God.”
So when you meditate who is on first? Yourself? God?