Meditation ... ??*#?? By: Wendy Kerr
What is meditation really? I ask each and everyone who reads this blog to ask yourself this very question. The answers will vary from person to person. Meditation in my experience and my words, is taking time for yourself to slow down and listen to the sounds of silence. Laugh if you must but there are sounds, voices, second vision and laughter in silence. This is all talking about silencing the mind from the everyday hustle and bustle. It is a time and place for you to have your own little ritual or "time out" just perfect for you.
There are many misconceptions as to how meditation is done. There really are no rules to follow as there are no right and wrong ways to do it. The important thing is recognizing that it is happening and consciously becoming aware of how you feel before, during and after the experience.
Based on personal experience of exploring this thing called meditation, I can safely say I believe that we all meditate in our lives we all know how; we just don't realize it. When I was long distant running, half way through the run, I remember finding a blissful state of just being. Some may call that "runners high". How many of you remember times in life driving from point "A" to point "B" often when our mind is troubled or confused; and arriving at your destination with no recollection of how you got there? Have you ever gone for a walk, just down the street, and got lost watching the trees and birds? The same things happen when we meditate. The point is that meditation is a place where you slow down your "wound up brain" and let the junk clear. Listen to your breath, listen to your heart beat, listen to your hearts voice; and most importantly FEEL the emotions and let them teach you. That's right teach you. All aspects of life that allow your mind to drift and be free of all thought forms, worries, judgement, fear; this list could go on and on are YOUR way to meditate. Recognize it for what it is! Celebrate it!
We are all here on a journey to "Oneness" ... Oneness of ourselves in unconditional Love. How can we find "IT" if we don't slow down enough to smell the roses!
Namaste may YOUR meditation light the way to Love.