Getting Started

BEFORE YOU START: If you are seeing a therapist, or are taking any form of medication, check with your therapist or doctor first before beginning any meditation practice.

Meditation is the art of stilling the restless mind and keeping a steady focus on an object.
In its simplest application it can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, and bring us to an awareness of the important interconnection between our minds and bodies. Meditation can help us manage our physical and emotional pain and give us a tool to use to cope with the apparent disharmony in our lives.

At a deeper level, meditation can help us to release our emotional blockages. It can help us to face and work through our pain, and bring healing to the heart and body. This healing allows us to open the heart and integrate our spiritual nature with our mind, our emotions and our body.
When our mind and emotions are balanced and harmonized, then we have access to our true inner spiritual nature. We begin to have a healthy appreciation for our life and the lives of others. Our world is seen through new eyes, and we can start to perceive the interconnection and interdependence of all creation.

Meditation opens the door to higher consciousness.

Regular meditation helps us move toward stillness. It helps us to develop and maintain steadiness of mind. Peace of mind, clarity of thought, reduction of stress, and a more positive outlook on life are just some of the early benefits of meditation. Just as regular exercise and regular preventative health care are important to continued health, meditation, practiced faithfully and regularly, will bring about definite improvements to an individual’s general physical, mental and spiritual well being.

When are minds are calm, our body relaxes. When our mind and body are relaxed, we move toward stillness. When we experience stillness, we are moving toward a harmony of body, mind, emotions and spirit that is our birthright. Then, when we tune into our inner spirit, and call upon spirit to integrate into our daily life, we are connecting to an essential aspect of ourselves that not only gives us comfort and strength.

Spirit gives us the sweet power of transformation to grow, to be compassionate toward ourselves and to others, and to become fully human.

See also “Preparation For Meditation“.

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