Do you know what it means to meditate? Meditation is a means of quieting the inner dialogue that often causes anxiety or confusion in our lives.
Throughout any given day, we have thousands of thoughts. Many of these thoughts are merely repeats of something that we have thought about before. Many thoughts that we have are merely our own mental miscreations about situations that are happening in our lives, or that have happened before. We so often dwell on the past, and worry about what will happen in the future. This type of thinking robs us of our joy in the present moment.
Practicing daily meditation will bring your awareness into the present moment, where it belongs.
This is precisely why meditation can be such a valuable tool. During meditation, the power of the subconscious mind is harnessed, through a silencing of the anxious, often confused, conscious mind. During meditation, a profound silence is created. Our senses become heightened and we create a space for stillness to exist, and spirit to enter in.
People spend a lot of energy worrying about events that they fear will happen and never do. Meditation is a way to allow guidance to flow through you naturally from your own inner spirit, rather than relying on your conscious mind to figure everything out.
Your rational mind may wonder why allowing it to become void of all thoughts would be a constructive activity. After all, it is your thinking mind that helps you to make intelligent decisions, right? Perhaps, except for the times when you are thinking about all of the things that everyone else says you should do, or how your analytical mind sees the situation. What about what your heart wants and what your spirit knows to be true?
Your heart will blossom through meditation. The quality of your personal character becomes heightened as the depth of your spirituality is felt in a tangible way. This peaceful sense of knowingness will connect you with a more compassionate and loving state of being within yourself.
Meditation helps achieve an inner sense of peace and clarity which is certain to have positive ramifications in all areas of your personal life. You begin to flow with the natural currents of life. You become more compassionate and more open to love, and sharing this love with others in your life.
This is possible because in order for you to truly get in touch with your spirit, you must remain still enough to listen. Listen for what, you may wonder?
Inside yourself lie all of the answers to all of your deepest questions. Should you stay in that relationship? Your heart knows. What is your purpose in life? Meditate upon that question, and you may be surprised how quickly the answer comes, and the way that the answer arrives in your life.
Make a space in your daily schedule to experience complete stillness, and come to know pure joy and wisdom that come naturally from living in the present moment.