Most of your deeper self is unseen. For example, think of an iceberg, and how the great majority is floating below the surface with only the tip visible. And so, when we look in the mirror we see only our physical self and not our other bodies making up the whole of us, such as mental, emotion, spiritual.
If we didn't have a discriminative mind we would be more like a rock than a person. And emotions carry empathy and compassion to help us realize our intertwining role with people and all in the world.
Our spiritual body, outlasting our bodies of earthly substance, carry us on our journey of discovering who we fully are in relation to everything that is on all levels.
Meditation practice is a means to gradually make friends with and get to know our deeper self, our spiritual self. In meditation we sink deep within and transcend our thinking and emotional states, enjoying our state of bliss. The quality of bliss is like a river of harmony, which elates us with goodness and all the virtues. I find that it is definitely worth it to meditate deeply and float in the state of bliss.
In a practical sense, a solid experience in bliss supports us through ups and downs with our physical, mental and emotional bodies. Once we realize spirit is always a part of us we can turn to it for comfort, and in comfort we rest easier, freeing our mind to work out problems. A win - win situation.
To go deeply into meditation sit for longer and longer periods of time, breathing evenly and easily. Follow the layers of consciousness in, and then further in over time. Enjoy the respite from cares of the outer world. Make meditation your friend and ally in your quest to realize and commune with your deeper self.
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