Meditation is to dive all the way within, beyond thought, to the source of thought and pure consciousness. It enlarges the container, every time you transcend. When you come out, you come out refreshed, filled with energy and enthusiasm for life. ~David Lynch
What a beautiful and inspirational quote. Much of the beauty of this quote come through the truth in the statement. Meditation really is the way to dive into the source of thought and to touch pure consciousness. Meditation is a practice that can truly change you… refresh you… fill you with energy and enthusiasm for life.
The reason meditation has such an effect on us, is that in this world filled with so much noise and chaos, we lose track of that small still voice inside of us. That small still voice is the key to our intuition and the key to finding peace. That small still voice is the voice of God inside of us. Through meditation, we can quiet the chaos, silence the noise and listen. Through meditation we can expand our awareness, our intuition and transcend our existence.
Many people believe that they have the one and best way to meditate. And that actually serves as a barrier for other people. If a person cannot relate to that “one, best way” then they may abandon the idea of meditation altogether.
My personal opinion, based on my experience, is that there are many wonderful ways to meditate. The key to a good meditation is finding the way that works for you to quiet the noise of the world and shut out the chaos, even for just a little while.
While some people can sit in silence and empty their minds and sit in traditional meditation easily. They have either trained themselves to do so, or it comes naturally to them. Some people struggle with that type of meditation. Attempting to sit still in silence and trying to empty the mind can cause some people to have extreme anxiety and they end up feeling like there is something wrong with them or that they must just not be able to meditate. And they give up on the thought of ever being able to make meditation a part of their life.
That’s why I like to help people to see that there are many ways to meditate. For me, the object of meditation is to shift the conscious mind over to the side to allow the unconscious and subconscious mind a chance to emerge and be heard. This is where the small still voice resides. So, anything that helps the conscious mind to move over will assist the person to get into a real state of meditation.
There are many ways to achieve this state, but I will just give you a few examples: prayer, using a mantra, doing yoga, guided meditations and visualizations, self-hypnosis and hypnosis, listening to particular music and even driving can be a meditative activity. It all depends on how you use these things – but they can all be a form of meditation! A favorite type of meditation for an artist friend of mine is called Meditative Art Doodling. This is a repetitive and creative activity that keeps the conscious mind (and the body) busy and allows the unconscious and subconscious thoughts (that small still voice) to bubble up and be heard. Allowing that voice is allowing the divine to speak to you. And that is really all that meditation is.
If you are someone that has stayed away from meditation because you felt like you couldn’t do it, I would encourage you to try some different paths to meditation until you find something that fits for you. There is real value in mediating… it does really leave you refreshed, energetic and enthusiastic… and it puts you in touch with the source of thought and pure consciousness. Everyone is different and this really is not a “one size fits all” kind of world. So, keep trying! That small still voice has so much to tell you… all you have to do is find a way to hear it!
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