“Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of the spirit.”

-Jeremy Taylor

Do you meditate? Have you ever tried to meditate? Would you even begin to know how to and if so, have you been successful? Ah, the ancient practice of focusing your awareness. The road to enlightenment! The Buddhist say, “The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life.”

So then, why is it that meditation eludes so many of us? Why isn’t it something we start to practice at a young age so we can all experience inner peace, tap into our true spiritual nature and open the doors to the mysteries of our mind?

Perhaps one of the reasons is it isn’t easy. They say we think some 60,000 thoughts a day and most of them go unnoticed by us. Well, try meditating for only one or two minutes and you will witness the first 100 or 200 thoughts of your day. It seems like, instead of quieting your mind, suddenly all you can think about is EVERYTHING.

Try and sit for 1 minute and clear your mind. Try and release your thoughts so you can go within, follow your breathing and simply be. WOW! Climbing Mt. Everest seems like a breeze compared to trying to quiet your mind. Go ahead, try it and you’ll see exactly what I am talking about.

Meditating is basically learning to have a relationship with your true self, your spiritual self and God/Your Higher Power/Allah. Prayer is a form of meditation but learning to quiet your mind and going within is where you meet your spirit, where you begin to know who you are. Some call it nirvana or enlightenment and this experience transcends all religions.

Look I know we are never going to become Buddhist monks but taking a couple of minutes out of your day to tap into a least a glimpse of peace is worth your time. Not to mention that it begins your day with a more calm approach to what may lie ahead and the fact is that we should all start each day in some form of prayer, mediation and thankfulness.

Many people are in such a hurry. They hustle and bustle around each day that they never take the time to go within even for just 1 tiny minute. Some people just can’t stop. They don’t know how to relax and they couldn’t tell you what taking time for themselves is. This is the exact time that they should stop and take a breather.

So why not give it a try and at least attempt to meditate; it will take you one step closer to reaching that spiritual place inside you. It’s a wonderful place that already exists within you which you have never had a relationship with or experienced yet. Plus, it reduces stress, it keeps you centered and it nourishes your soul.

What do you have to lose and what do you have to gain?

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