“One sincere person in meditation and prayer does more for the world than all the world leaders, humanitarians and politicians combined.”
The saints speak the truth.
When we are able to take the time to meditate on God (or names of God), the words of the saints, and go within to that place just behind the heart, we will find the peacefulness we are looking for and that will only increase as we meditate more regularly. The more we meditate and go to that place behind our heart (the heart chakra area), that peacefulness will become more a part of our everyday life and for longer periods of our everyday life.
Remember that meditation is something everyone can do. A teacher once told me, “If you can think, you can meditate.”
Meditation is not about having a blank head or no thoughts. Remember the mind is supposed to think; that is what it does. In meditation, we give our mind something to focus on. Just a as water takes the form of the object you pour it into, you, too, will take on the energy of that upon which you focus.
So in meditation, you may think about God in Her forms masculine forms such as Her names, or maybe a mantra, or a picture of something that reminds you of That Essence of God. Attune yourself to that. When your mind drifts away, which it will (remember the mind is only doing what it is supposed to do, i.e., think), gently bring your focus back to God, in that form you began with.
Another story a teacher told me about meditation is “Trying to stop your mind from having thoughts is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. Two things happen. One, you get dirty, the other is that the pig likes it!”
So the more you attune yourself to God, the more you will be able to be in this world, but not but overwhelmed by it.
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