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Meditation

What is meditation?

Meditation is perhaps the most fundamental of all spiritual practices.

It may be desribed as being fully present in the nowness of this moment.

Another way of describing it is that meditation is paying undestractable attentition to the Holy Now.

In other words, whenever you are fully present in the nowness of this moment, you are in meditation.

Meditation is being fully present in the nowness of this moment

A profound spiritual practice

If you are serious about your spiritual awakening, meditation is the way to go.

As you learn to become still, as you learn to create a space between you and the reactionary egoic mind – you move out of time.

You become ex-temporal.  You move into the eternal.

This is where all of the Love comes from. This is where inspiration comes from.

The eternal is where all insights and revelations come from.

It is through meditation you make yourself open and available to catch the insights that you then through other spiritual practices integrate to the point where you know and live them.

as you become still you break free from the ego

Formal meditation

Formal meditation is when you consciously set aside time to sit and become still.

You may be sitting cross-legged or sitting on a chair with your feet firmly planted on the floor.

You may be inside or out in nature. 

You may be sitting for two minutes or thirty minutes.

You may be turning your attention toward your breath, allowing the body to breathe as it needs, or you may be turning your attention toward something out in nature.

The important thing is not how you do it but that you do it on a constant and regular basis (every day).

Non-formal meditation

Non-formal meditation is whenever you are not setting aside time to formally meditate, but you still choose to come back to the nowness of this moment.

Perhaps through taking a couple of conscious and deep breaths.

Perhaps by stopping to give conscious thanks for your life and all the blessings it contains.

Perhaps you stop to observe a beautiful flower or listen to a bird sing.

Perhaps you are just stopping to observe your mind and whatever is going on in there.

These are beautiful moments when you get a recess from the relentless stream of thoughts, opinions, points of view arising from the egoic mind.

The more you become still and come back to the nowness of this moment, the more open and available to catch insights and revelations you become – which is the whole purpose of meditation.

The effects of Meditation

What meditation does, regardless of whether it is formal or non-formal meditation, is that it stills the mind.

Through this stilling of the mind, you learn to separate yourself from your thoughts, opinions, points of view, and perspectives that you otherwise may be identified with.

In other words, meditation helps you anchor yourself in the noweness of this moment, thus breaking free from the shackles of time.

The more anchored you are in the nowness of this moment, the less reactive you become to whatever is going on around you.

Instead, you gain the ability to respond, with peace, kindness, Love, and compassion.

Anchored in the nowness of the moment, fear, worry, and doubt have no power over you, but peace and harmony reign supreme – even at times when you are going through challenges.

Anchored in the nowness of this moment, you make yourself open and available to catch insights and revelations of that which is True and Real.

as you become still you make yourself open and available to catch insights and guidance