Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Meditation - A lesson Learned Early best Taught To Children at School

When we speak of Meditation there are a number of meanings associated with that phrase. Some see it as being contemplation which it can be. Others who practise the ancient art add an additional layer. Meditation leads us to mindfulness so when we meditate we clear our minds of thought bringing a silence to the brain so often lacking. Being mindful helps us to awaken to reality. To achieve mindfulness, to become Buddha-like, we need to stop our thoughts. The very word Buddha means literally to be awake. Buddha is a Sanskrit word which means "The Enlightened one" or 'the awakened one.  A human being who has woken up, who is mindful, who meditates can see the true way the world works. 

"There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. According to Buddhism, this is the most important thing we can do, and Buddhism teaches that it is the only real antidote to our own personal sorrows, and to the anxieties, fears, hatreds, and general confusions that beset the human condition."

"Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience, these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energised states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life."
Knowing all is one and one is all, that the word god is merely a man-made word as is the word deity, that god is simply the eternal, the vast unknown, the great unknowable, then when you meditate you commune with that which is greater than us yet of which we are part. No magic, no mysticism, nothing supernatural just the silencing of the mind and listening.

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