Thursday, October 21, 2010


Meditation brings benefits on all levels of our being.  Physically, it has been shown to lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, banish insominia, and aid pain control.


Emotionally, meditation calms us down.  It helps us to rise above all the conflicting emotions, hopes, desires, anxieties, and fears that shape and sometimes distort our thinking.  Through regular practice, we learn how to enter a still space in the mind in which all these feelings are seen as transient and ultimately unimportant in the scheme of things.  From this perspective, we discover what really matters, where we are in life, and where we are going.

This innter tranquillity brings with it greater clarity of mind.  We cope better with stress and can work more effectively.  We become more tolerant and loving in our relationships with others.

But the most significant benefit of meditation is in our spiritual development.  Many people today are looking for something to believe in.  They sense that there is a spiritual dimension to life, but they are dissatisfied with traditional religions and dogmas.  Meditation leads us inward, to our deep center, where we touch the eternal spirit within.  Here, we find our own truth and discover an infinite source of wisdome and love.

REAL REWARDS:  In the stress and business of today's world, it is easy to start feeling out of control.  Meditation can help us to keep a proper perspective on life and to be able to cope with difficult every day experiences.

STILL WATERS:  Just as the sun reflects clearly off still waters, so the world is seen most clearly by a serene mind.  Stress distorts reality and makes things see much worse than they are.

NO MYSTERY:  Meditation is a journey -- so the sooner you start, the sooner you start enjoying its many rewards.

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