“Meditate! Let the light of the heart engulf you.”
– Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
I spoke about meditation and the bumpy road it was for me in the beginning. Now it’s not perfect but I’m more in the flow and it touches my heart deeply.
What has helped me with meditation is staying diligent. I apply the different meditation techniques: contemplation, purpose, and love. With contemplation I feel into a quote or a reading that touches my heart and allow that to permeate in me. With purpose, I ask my soul what it wants to tell me and with love I go in and feel the presence, the unconditional love- that is everywhere, that is me.
“Meditation is listening to the Divine Within.”
When I meditate sometimes I have a questions. Most times I listen, I feel my breath, I feel my heart and I feel the presence in and around me. My questions are usually, What do I need to hear, feel or know right now in my life? The answers are usually very simple, like peace, surrender, love, intention, and compassion. The simple answer is exactly what I need to know and embrace right then. When I listen I feel into the love and revel in it, knowing it is me, it is the oneness.
“Meditation is like giving a hug to ourselves, getting in touch with that awesome reality in us. While meditation we feel a deep sense of intimacy with God, a love that is inexplicable.”
When I first started meditating I didn’t realize what a surrender it would be, a surrender to all that it is and all that is within me. Some days it’s amazing and some days it’s challenging. What I realize today is that it’s all good, it all feeds into the soul’s journey. No meditation is a bad meditation. At times I feel so incredibly connected and at times I am all over the place like a pinball machine. I just let it all in. My focus is to feel from the heart. If I can feel that for even just a few moments, I feel more connected throughout my day and more aligned with spirit. My goal is to meditate for 30 minutes a day, in the morning if possible and then move into prayer and set my intention for the day. It’s not always the same – sometimes it’s 45 minutes, some days 15 minutes. It truly does help my light stay on, not get blown around with the winds of life.
“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.”
– Katherine Dunham
What I have found is more of me. I have searched on the outside and I have looked in a lot of places for inner truths. Going within has brought me to my soul’s true voice, the divineness that is in each of us. I am incredible grateful and yet I forget to stay diligent until I remember, (re-member). It has changed my life. I would highly recommend it to anyone. My advice would be to stay with it, stay gentle with yourself, and find what works for you. I am blessed and I know where to find peace and connection, meditation is my vehicle. Namaste.
“Meditation can reintroduce you to the part that’s been missing.”
– Russell Simmons
“Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.”
– Baba Ram Dass
“Meditation is the breath of your soul. Just as breathing is the life of the body, meditation is the life of the soul.”
– Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh