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Where Is Meditation?
The question is - where is meditation? I have come to experience that meditation is a state and place outside of earthly time. One reason meditation holds such an allure and mystery is that we can't pin it down as similar or even in a category with other parts of our world.
The world around us that we perceive through our senses seems to be animal, vegetable, mineral, air, water, fire. But meditation does not fall under those earthly attributes.
Meditation can be experienced while we live on earth by slipping into a reality beyond time into joy.
When we are in the stillness of a deep meditation the first stage we slip into is the loss of physical body awareness, and that is really freeing. Our thinking mind remains fully awake and aware but we are not encumbered by physical sensation.
We are not held back in any way by the time, place, space continuum of our waking day in the world. Time no longer has a part of our reality and no influence as far as thinking past, present, future. We step right out of the box that we keep ourselves in during daily life, by thinking how the past has made us who we are and what we have to do to improve our future. No more box.
Meditation is different than the continuum. And then the sweeping feelings of joy and bliss come take the place of all the restrictions and regulations we place upon our waking life and what we have done and will do in the world.
Once experienced, joy transforms and even makes the regular compounding events of life fall into the background. We see that we are much more than all the elements and restrictions would have us believe.
And in this lightened state of joy we can still be practical, but no longer caught up in thinking the world will ever be able to hold us back from fully experiencing our eternal nature. Stepping outside the restrictions of the world gives us a taste of eternal reality.
Meditate deeply and discover that meditation is where your eternal home is right now, not some time or place in the future.
I invite you to join me in a daily group cyber meditation for personal and world peace. Click the article here to read about it.
Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 114 pages. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook
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. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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