This verse is for reflection in the quiet portion of your meditation. If you wish, take a few lines at a time in each meditation.
To start your meditation sit upright in your quiet space either on a cushion or a chair. Begin even and regular breathing, such as one count to breathe in and one count to breathe out.
Continue this rhythm throughout the meditation. Close your eyes.
If you need to review the portion of the verse you are going to use it is okay to again open your eyes to read and then close them for the contemplative time. Now pick a portion of the verse for this meditation:
We choose to dwell or not on our passing thoughts.
We choose when to use our mind as a creative tool
to come up with solutions.
Every action of our body is response to a thought from mind.
Conscious mind. Cellular mind.
Our bodily systems function as a result of the intelligence
of our cellular mind.
Mind precedes bodily function on all levels.
Mind can change its mind to reshape any function in our body at any time.
As conscious souls we have control over the use of our mind,
which passes on to mind having control
over the actions of our physical body.
All states of mind: our emotions, attitudes, determinations effectively alter the composition of our body moment to moment.
Bliss, the state of mind closest to our conscious soul most effectively balances, heals bodily ills.
Bliss is the reward for making the choice to bring our mind into alignment
with the highest good of the moment.
Bliss is blissful because it is the fullest expression of each moment.
Our mind aligned with our soul by bliss
best blesses our body and everybody.
After spending some moments in reflection quietly bring your attention back to your breath and enjoy the feelings of peace and quiet.
Say an appreciation for someone you love and let your love extend to the world and universe.
Take a deep breath in and slowly release it. Write down new insights in your meditation journal for later review and contemplation. Stretch out and go on with your day.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer; photo credit Stan Schaap
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