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Beginning Meditation Philosophy
Meditation is a means to an end, a journey to commune with our inner Self, experienced as harmony, peace, bliss.
As we approach meditation the first few times we may be preoccupied getting our routine set to what works for us: Time, place, dress, equipment, those things that give us a comfortable setup for sitting quietly, being still.
After settling into a meditation routine we may wonder why we are doing it. What are the benefits? Why has the practice survived over eons?
The quiet time of meditation is like the steering wheel of the ship of our life, it has the power to keep us on a steady path of balance when faced with the turmoil of rough seas of relationships and events.
Meditation time is a period of quiet listening to the wise voice within us all. It is a time of listening so we can take the advice and solve our life dilemmas most easily.
Meditation is practical spirituality. It gives us the coaching needed to get through our personal obstacle course.
Meditation is a way to go deeply through the layers of mind which cover the view of our eternal Self.
Meditation open us to a wider view of seeing many possibilities laying before us by letting us pierce the ego, burst its bubble, releasing a shower of insight into what is going on in your life, and how to reign in what’s important to daily harmony in living.
Meditation leaves us with a feeling we are part of the family of humanity. When in deep meditation bodily sensation leaves us, we don’t feel physical separation. Rather, we feel our own consciousness, yet are aware we are close and intertwined with the consciousness of all, animate and inanimate both.
Meditation is a means to an end, and the end is expansion into the bliss of realizing we are expansive and harmonious behind all the barriers we see in the physical and mental worlds.
Meditation reveals an island of heaven on earth. And the more we meditate the more time we spend on harmony and bliss in our daily life in the world.
The doorway through which
Inner and outer harmony are viewed, enjoyed
I invite you to join me in a world-wide cyber meditation every day of the year. Click on this link to read about it.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
For offline reading
Gentle Yoga and Meditation – for All Adults
Gentle yoga poses and meditations for adults of all ages, plus a dose of yoga philosophy and virtues. All poses illustrated. 107 pages. Table of contents at this link.
Meditation for all Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations.
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