Wednesday, October 20, 2010


A key part of a healthy life style is meditation.  When we feel good from the inside it begins to radiate to the outside.

What is meditation?

Meditation means many things to many people.  For some it is simply a way of relaxing.  Others use it to bring about peace of mind.  Spiritual seekers see it as a vital tool for connecting to deeper levels of reality.

Meditation has been used in the East for thousands of years, wehre it forms a central part of spiritual practice and discipline.  The western world has been slower to appreciate its benefits.  However, mediation is now becoming accepted not merely as a weird New Age pasttime, but as a practical aid to inner growth and positive personal development.

Contrary to popular belief, meditation is not a passive activity.  It is not a matter of closing your eyes and going into a trance or drifting off into a daydream.  Rather, it is a means of actively focusing the mind on a single point of concentration.  When this focus is achieved, something wonderful happens.  The out mind, the "monkey mind" as Buddhists call it, which is always darting restlessly from one thought to another, slows down.  The meditator enters a state in which he or she is totally centered, and mind, body, and spirit are brought into harmony.

Meditation is a transforming process that can ultimately reach into every aspect of our lives.  It is the first step in a magical journey of self-discovery.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE meditation...I just don't get enough of it, which is sad, since I think moms are one of those groups of people who desperately need about 6 hours of it every day. EVERY DAY. Did I say, Every Day?

    My favorite part in my Yoga routine is the end, after all the hard work has been done, and you can just lay there and feel at peace with your body. Ahh...After I stop feeling sick, I am going to pick it up again. Nothing beats a little bendy-stretchy!