How To Meditate…

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.Neale Donald Walsch


There are numerous definitions of meditation. One popular idea is that thoughts must cease for us to enter a meditative state. Certainly that could be classified as meditation; however meditation is also:

* Discovering and resting in the peace that resides within us

* Making direct contact with God


This peace that is nestled just under our stream of thoughts can be experienced. The trick is to be in a state of non-judgmental and relaxed awareness. That means we just sit and be. We become relaxed in body and mind. We stay alert, i.e. not fall asleep and maintain awareness of all that goes on inside us, without manufacturing new thoughts about any of it. Once we experience this peace it’s a great opportunity to:

* Pray and make direct contact with God

* Seek inspiration, which appears in the form of sudden thoughts and ideas

* Do creative thinking and planning

Here are some more tips from this site.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM at peace with divinity…

Recommendation: Moments in Between: The Art of the Quiet Mind by David Kundtz

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