MEDITATION SERIES

Meiso = Meditation?

Kiko always begins and ends with Meiso. We translate Meiso as Meditation, but Meiso is so much more.

Meiso is made up of 3 kanji (Chinese Characters from the Han Dynasty [used by the Japanese]).

Me = the eyes
i = (this is a bit harder to translate, but it relates to a long story that deals with the Roku Dai or 6 elements I wrote about elsewhere in the blog)
so = the mind or our thoughts.

Meiso then is the natural position of our eyes and thoughts fitting precisely with the 6 elements of the world.

So, though we practice this as sitting still, sitting immovable, in meditation; meiso is just a skillful means for living naturally in the natural world.