Meditation seems such a natural fit with secular spirituality. And what is "secular" spirituality? I describe it as the goodness of spirit that runs through us all; not dependent on a particular, or any religious belief.
Secular meditation can be practiced without interfering with one's belief system, as it is a way get in touch with those qualities beyond thoughts and thinking.
We say a human is composed of body, mind, spirit. In meditation all aspects are encompassed:
- The body sits still.
- The mind occupies itself with a sound or thought or prayer.
- And in the stillness of body and occupied mind, spirit begins to usher forth in enlivening feelings of joy.
Meditating regularly is like the result of practicing an instrument - the delight comes after time.
And what delight meditation can give. Goodness of spirit emerges, energizing body and mind, bringing forth creativity and the energy to follow through on inspiration.
Here are some meditation practices to try:
Interfaith Peace Prayer and Meditation
Article by Susan Helene Kramer; photo credit Stan Schaap
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