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Meditation Is a Towline to the Divine
Following the road of meditation takes us to our divine roots once again. Meditation is like the towline between boat and dock. As we pull ourselves hand over hand closer to the pier, we gain sure footing on dry land all the sooner.
While living our daily routine we may seem far away from divine reality, but we find this is far from true when we take time to dive deeply into meditation. Though it may take a while to experience bliss, when we do, we realize that divinity is with us all the time as our home base.
Here we are out in the world, experiencing with the sensory organs, far removed from the stable bliss of ourselves as aspects of divinity. It sometimes takes major problems in the mental and physical realms to motivate us to dive inward to find our eternal anchor, our eternal self.
When we are disappointed enough with the outer world we are ripe to find the inner source of being. And joyously we can use the towline of meditation to pull ourselves back to the permanent part of ourselves. Then we realize we are but extensions of our eternal self, which is firmly placed in the heart of the divine.
Meditate to realize your divinity
Find a quiet spot to sit where you will not be disturbed. Keep your spine erect whether sitting on a straight-back chair, or on a cushion on the floor. This posture keeps you from falling over or dozing. If sitting on a chair, plant the soles of your feet firmly on the floor.
Place your folded hands in your lap or palms up or palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes. Begin to regulate your breathing, for example, take an inhalation on one count, and then an exhalation on one count. Keep us this even and regular rhythm throughout your meditation. It is not necessary to verbally or mentally say the counts. Rather, sink into the pattern.
Begin saying your mantra either with or without using prayer beads or a mala. This steadies your mind and synchronizes your thoughts with the internal and eternal message of your mantra.
Your mantra is your own towline to the divine. By grabbing fast to its repetition you will reach realization of yourself as one with your divine roots. Feel the joy of your steady nature of bliss and whenever you need this period of refreshment, sit for one of these mantra meditations.
Finish your session with a deep inhalation and slowly exhale. Open your eyes and stretch out, ready to go on with your day, knowing that you may be out in the world, but all the while also safely in the bosom of Creator Sustainer.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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