Meditation clears the mind of the debris of attachment to achievements and acquisitions in the outside world, making space and time for us to experience our self-effulgent joy and bliss.
And in experiencing our soul of joy and bliss we become whole and holy people in everyday living.
When our bodies are energized with bliss we love best, we love unconditionally. We love ourselves too, because we are experiencing our unseen depth, the depth that is infinite in love, energy and knowledge of what is just right for us in every moment.
We are ever newly inspired with the best solutions while making each moment's decisions. That is the power and glory of self-realization. Our limited self has reattached to the infinite Self of harmony, which energizes every single atom of existence.
Coming of age via the search within in meditation, our self-realization overflows into every nook and cranny of our existence, spreading outwardly through our caring and loving lives. Then, it reflects back to us in the happy faces of the recipients of our love.
Our heart blossoms most fully, a fragrant flowering rose. The actions of our lives, the petals of our lives gracefully fall upon the laps into the lives of all.
Coming of age
If we are old enough to be reading this, interested enough to be reading this we have come of age.
We are all making our way through the natural progression of life from childhood, teenage-hood, into the long stretch of adulthood. Adulthood, the time of our life when we've mastered the basics enough to be able to stand on our own, is when we become masters of our destiny.
Adulthood is the time of life for determining, directing and experiencing on our own. And when we get tired out from searching for things outside of ourselves in our quest for unbroken happiness, we finally turn to our thoughts, becoming reflective - practicing meditation.
Developing a relationship with our inner state of joy, that place of unbroken energized happiness, justifies the time we spend in reflection and meditation. Inner happiness is found, brought into outer living by our actions of caring and sharing. And in this circle of love given and joy received, happiness is complete.
Article by Susan Kramer; photo credit of tuinisbloemen Stan Schaap
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