David Morley, a Meditation Bio
For about 10 years I have prayed and meditated.
I pray at least twice a day. This depends on what is going on in the world and in my life.
I try to meditate every morning for about 30 minutes or more each morning, however I am not that good at getting up so sometimes I have to miss. I try to meditate in the evenings but I find that more difficult to 'get in to'
I was brought up a Christian (Baptist) but as I got older I didn't take much of an active roll. This was my starting point when I started looking for a spiritual base.
I have experimented with a few drugs; I was a child of the sixties and in a rock band. I had the presence of mind to keep away from LSD and the like and kept my recreational drugs to cannabis and alcohol. I used to be extremely partial to brandy, probably too partial.
I now only have the odd glass of wine with a meal but I don't seek intoxication.
Since I have been getting the hang of the meditation thing a bit I have had visions. While I am meditating these have been quite deep and have altered and confirmed my beliefs. Maybe it's just me agreeing with myself, I don't know. I recently read about the 'Bon' and this seems to explain some of the things I have been seeing. They explain that the 'soul' is built by the individual but there is a core 'fundamental' you. This seems to agree with the 'self' anata of Buddhism. I have to 'hit the button' with my meditation to get visions so they don't happen that often.
In that place between awake and sleep which could be seen as a meditative state I also have visions but these are extremely random and I can't explain them at all. These I get all the time.
I don't even try to understand the reasoning behind 'why' I get visions. Maybe it's celestial TV. Maybe my brain is leaking. Maybe I am going slightly mad.
I dream but I rarely remember them and from what my wife says I am pretty glad I don't. It seems that I talk in my sleep and by the sounds of it I am having a bit of a hard time. From what I say I think it has something to do with the way I was bullied at school.
Since I gained control of a dream when I was a child (it was a flying dream and I had great fun) I always know when I am dreaming (if I remember it). I have never been able to control a dream since.
I am male, married to a Christian and I am a Buddhist. I am self employed and have been for most of my life. I am a musician and writer. I also dabble in graphic arts. My mother and father where school teachers and a Baptists.
I have no problem with this being published in full.
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