When I was a teenager, my friends would often catch me daydreaming with my hand in a mudra pose, without even realizing it, because it came so natural to me.
Little did I know at the time that I was actually meditating.
It wasn’t until later in my life that I realized what I had been doing.
My spirit was already familiar with the practice of meditation, yet over the years as I immersed myself in my busy life, I heard about others raving about it.
All this talk of meditation though, made me think of it as mystical, lazy, and unproductive.
Boy was I ever wrong!
For the past 4 years I have implemented a daily meditation practice in the early mornings, and sometimes even in the evenings.
I was also graced with the presence of a spiritual teacher by mere synchronicity (or fate perhaps), who taught me for months how to still my mind using a mantra. By single-mindedly focusing on this mantra, I was able to achieve complete clarity.
While complete silence of the mind may appear to be impossible to many, there have been a few fleeting moments where I have experienced this, and it has been complete bliss.
Not to mention the expansion of consciousness that I tap into!
It’s pretty cool stuff.
The results have been miraculous to say the least, and now I simply cannot function without meditating.
When you meditate, you are emptying your mind, and you are literally rewiring your brain cells. You are healing the unconscious karmic thought patterns that are getting in the way of your evolution.
Everything from the past comes to the surface, whether it be unresolved issues, or things that need to be confronted.
Examining your past can be painful to face. With courage, love, and a whole lot of forgiveness though, this pain can be released. This can allow new thought patterns to emerge in line with the life that you want; filled with more peace, joy, and tranquility.
I like to think of meditation as a mental cleanse. It purifies your thoughts to align you with a higher truth so that you can ultimately be the light of this truth.
Meditation has the power to transform your mind, help you reconnect with your divinity, and ultimately awaken you to who you really are.
Meditation can help you peel away the layers of the fictional identities that you have created through the ego. It can give you a fresh new lens, minus your deep rooted paradigms that are often short-sighted, fear-based, and so limited.
The deep-rooted stories that you tell yourself, the paradigms that are often short-sighted and fear-based no longer become reinforced by a mind that becomes more aware. Stress and anxiety diminish, you’ll sleep more peacefully, and a greater truth will begin to emerge and partner with you, to guide you to greater happiness, and ultimately more harmony.
With meditation, your creativity also grows off the charts, and solutions emerge with ease and grace.
While I don’t suggest you resist your thoughts (as they will continue to surface throughout your meditation, regardless), I encourage you to become more aware of them. Observe these thoughts as they float by in your mind, and allow them to pass through you without any judgement; just pure awareness.
When you do this, you’ll discover that the quiet, self-assured person doing all the observing is actually the real you witnessing your smaller self having a momentary experience.
In truth, meditation may not be for everyone. However, for those of you who are committed to making a real change in your life, and are willing to try implementing a daily practice starting from even 10-20 minutes a day, get ready to transform your life.
Do you meditate daily? I’d love to hear about your experience on how you’ve benefited from spiritual practice.
Do share your heartfelt thoughts and comments with the community on the blog and I’ll be sure to reply.
Cheers to feeling good!