Meditation is the medication for healing ignorance of our eternal Self. We know about our sensory organs, we know about our emotions, we know about our thinking mind.
But until we quiet our body, emotions, and thinking mind, we do not have conscious contact with our all-knowing Self, which is part of the main eternal core of All.
Meditation is part of a cooperative process for inner peace and harmony:
1. Supplication - asking for guidance by using our own words or set prayers.
2. Meditation - being still in body, which is conducive to the settling of the turbulent waters of issues in the mind - confusion falling away so that the voice of our conscience can be heard.
3. Appreciation - caring, thankful, and loving thoughts, which in turn energize our body.
4. Application - putting the inner guidance of our conscience into action.
The joyful effects experienced from the inner stillness of meditation eventually flow outwardly into daily life. Joy invigorates us with plenty of lively energy for caring and sharing; in joy we feel happy and fulfilled.
Going within, spending time in reflection brings forth clarified reality. When we perceive past and ongoing events clearly, we see where we are heading.
Living each moment with care and in our highest consciousness of good allows happiness in our present and future.
Perceptions refined by reflection in quiet time lead to a clarified mind.
We aid ourselves in fulfilling our human potential by maintaining and nurturing a stable secure base.
When we are out of balance the results of our actions are, also. To produce results for the highest good we need to consistently live from our highest consciousness. By living a balance of work, play, and contemplation we stay centered.
Directives from conscience perceived through peaceful thoughts, feelings of contentment, energized body and directives from conscience bring about the best outcome.
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Article by Susan Kramer; photo of The Netherlands by Stan Schaap
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