MEDITATION

In thinking about our day we may face indecision.

We may not be able to determine which course to take.

Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision.

We relax and take it easy. We don't struggle.

We are often surprised how the right answers come

after we have tried this for a while.

 

Meditation is one of the most natural and most rewarding of all human activities. Practiced on a daily basis it produces astonishing results on all levels of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It connects you with your own inner powers of vitality, clarity and love. It also gives
you an expanded sense of connection with life and an experience of profound joy.

 

The purpose of meditation is to make your mind calm and peaceful. If your mind is peaceful, you will be free from worries and mental discomfort. As you practice meditation your mind will become more peaceful and you will experience a purer happiness.

 

By training in meditation you create an inner space and clarity that enables you to control your mind regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually you develop mental equilibrium and a balanced mind. Studies have proven the medical benefits of meditation. It is good for just about whatever ails you and can drastically increase life expectancy.

 

Meditators experience a 50% reduction in heart disease and strokes. It relieves stress. It offers an increased ability to manage emotional reactions and mental illness. Beside pharmaceuticals, it is considered the most important and effective healing tool known to mankind on the planet. Yet, meditation is simple enough.

 

The practice basically involves sitting quietly twice a day for 20-25 minutes concentrating the mind on a single point such as the movement of the breath or the repetition of a mantra. If you DO IT it will surely bring transformation!

 

When you meditate ask yourself, “What is it I need to know?” You will receive your answer.

 

There are several meditation techniques. The easiest and most popular meditation technique is focusing on the inhalation and the exhalation of the breath. Tratak is the focusing on an object, such as a candle flame.

 

Some people like to meditate using a mantra, or seed sound, as the focus of their meditation. Some examples of mantram are Om, Maranatha, Jesus, Thank You, Peace, Calm, Love, and Shalom. The list is infinite.

 

Visualization is another technique of meditation. You choose an image, feel it, focus on it deeply, hold the image, and focus the energy at the point between the eyebrows, the third eye (the seat of intuition and wisdom).

 

Chakras are centers of power in our bodies. Each chakra has a particular sound, color, and quality. We also meditate on the chakras.

 

This is just a sampling of some meditation techniques. Meditation is the Supreme Healer! Do it and discover the rewards you will reap!