More on “the Gap”

Getting in the Gap is a short book written by Dr.Wayne W. Dyer about Japa which is a form of meditation practiced in Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism.1  In Japa meditation, the name of the divine is repeated throughout the day even while doing daily activities. Dyer presents it as a way to connect with the universal energy of intention.

Manifest Your Destiny by Dyer was a book I read many years ago during my time in Boston in the late 90’s. I recently found a paper bookmark at page 100 at which point I remember feeling like it was too esoteric and definitely not resulting in an orchestra job. I look back on that time in my life smiling because I could never have guessed where life would take me.

There is no magic potion or practice for getting what you want in life. I do believe in the power of intention and manifestation but for me, the first step has to be connecting with spirit. When I practice Japa, I realize that everything I want is right in front of me. It isn’t so much about wishing something new into existence as it is accepting and not pushing away something that already is.

Violinist Linda Beers is the creator of the Inspiration for Violinists, a 50 card deck. Each card has a unique image and text inspiring musicianship, mindfulness and spirituality.

1. “Japa.”

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