Journeying Toward Serenity Through Meditation
Many Paths to the Present Moment
Meditation is simply about being yourself and knowing about who that is. It is about coming to realize that you are on a path whether you like it or not, namely the path that is your life.Jon Kabat-Zinn, American Professor Emeritus of Medicine and author.
What is meditation all about?
Many people have preconceived notions of meditation involving sitting uncomfortably in a lotus position, aching backs, racing minds, and hyperventilation. This, however, is far from the truth. Meditation is a practice with physiological, psychological, and spiritual purposes, where the focus is on intentionally concentrating on one thing, whether it’s gardening, reading, listening to a favorite song on repeat, or embarking on a walking meditation to calm a racing heart.
The core principle of meditation is to concentrate on and complete one task at a time while being fully present in the moment. The beauty of meditation is that there are countless paths to reach the present moment. Whether secular or spiritual, meditation offers a variety of benefits, depending on the practitioner’s intent.
As long as you are fully present in the moment, you are meditating.
In spiritual meditation, Dr. Joan Boysenki explains, “it will help you become aware of the presence of the divine in nature, in yourself, and in other people. The love and joy that are inherent in Spirit — that are the very essence of Spirit — will begin to permeate your life.”
1. Creativity Flowers
2. Intuition Leads to Deeper Wisdom
3. The Body’s Natural Healing Systems Engage
4. Manifestation of Our Best Physical and Mental Potential
5. Psychological Satisfaction
25 Minutes a Day to Meditate
The Next Step in Your Meditation Journey
Once you’ve decided to embark on your meditation journey, it’s important to know how to get started. Here are some simple steps to begin:
1. Consider this: Make a commitment to allocate at least 25 minutes a day to meditation.
2. Retreat to a Quiet Place: Find a peaceful and quiet location where you won’t be disturbed.
3. Sit or Lie Down Comfortably: Choose a position that is comfortable for you. You can sit in a chair or on the floor, or even lie down if that suits you better.
4. Relax Your Body: Begin by relaxing your muscles. Start from your toes and work your way up, releasing tension as you go.
5. Close Your Eyes: Gently close your eyes to eliminate distractions from your surroundings.
6. Let Your Breathing Become Slow and Steady: Take deep breaths and focus on your breath as it flows in and out. Let your breathing become slow and steady.
7. Get in Touch with the Silence Within: As you continue to breathe, turn your attention inward and connect with the silence within you. Allow your mind to be still and fully present in the moment.
Personal Meditation Journey
In early Spring 2019, I began my meditation journey with a simple breathing technique shared by a college acquaintance. Over time, I refined this technique and created my own, the 7-breathing method, which provided me with a sense of tranquility and emotional stability.
However, my meditation journey didn’t stop there. I explored a variety of meditation techniques, and two of them resonated profoundly with me. The first was “Reconditioning the Body to a New Mind Meditation,” and the second was “Activating the Pineal Gland,” as described by Dr. Joe Dispenza in his book “Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon.” This book was a revelation, bridging the gap between spirituality and science, and it transformed my perspective on both aspects.
My results with Meditation
As I continued to meditate consistently over the course of a year, I noticed significant changes in my body, mind, emotions, and spirit. My personality and attitude underwent a complete transformation, leading to a new reality and mindset. This transformation can be summed up by the following:
– 2020: Activating my Pineal Gland
– 2021: Unblocking my Throat & Heart Chakras
– 2022: Commencing my psychic development through Reiki Energy Healing
– 2023: Creating magic and helping others heal to the best of my ability. Sharing the knowledge gained during my journey of self-discovery. This year is filled with potential and promises to be a great one, as I journey into the unknown while remaining fully present.
Meditation has now become an integral part of my daily routine. I begin my day by writing in a gratitude journal and end it with meditation before bed. This practice helps me clear my energies and silence my mind, bringing me closer to serenity and self-discovery with each passing day.
In conclusion, meditation is a deeply personal journey with the power to transform your life. Whether you choose a spiritual or secular path, the key is to be fully present in the moment and embrace the many benefits that meditation can offer. It’s a practice that not only brings serenity and self-discovery but also unlocks your inner potential, allowing you to navigate the journey of life with a newfound sense of purpose and mindfulness.