Turning within is one of the ways to begin to reconnect to your own true spirituality; that piece within that cannot be seen, heard or touched by our limited mind and senses.
Silence is a vehicle that takes you within. But it’s hard to reach a place of complete silence. The mind is always chattering. Unless you’re in a soundproof room, you’ll hear sounds that will distract you. You can use a headset that will filter out most of the sound, but it might be uncomfortable after a period of time. So what to do? You give your mind something to focus on. Transcendental sound vibrations are the sounds that not only give your mind something to focus on, but serve as the highway that is needed to drive your “vehicle” down deep…deep within that place that is not of the body, mind or world.
Transcendental sound vibrations can be mantras, names of God, or something from the scriptures. Any of these would do. Listen to or repeat one of these over and over for at least ten minutes; focusing continuously on the sound vibration of the words being heard. You don’t have to memorize them; that’s just the mind doing its thing. Just listen and focus on what you are hearing. Then after ten minutes or more, sit in the silence, putting your attention behind the heart chakra area. Honor the silence. If thoughts arise, let them come and go without processing them. Do this for another ten to fifteen minutes and then gradually bring yourself out of the silence.
If you do this on a regular basis (daily, if possible), after a while you will notice that things don’t upset you as much, or that you’re not reacting the way you used too. You are aware of subtle nuances you didn’t notice before. You’ll begin to feel more at ease with yourself and intuitively know what you need to do. You become more aware because the outside “noise” isn’t affecting you as it once did, thus allowing you to see, hear and react to things differently. All of these changes will occur just by giving yourself the time to go within and discover your own true Natural Spirituality. This person who is calmer, not as reactive and more attuned to the peace and joy that comes from within is who you really are. We all have our own individual peace, joy, wisdom, power, love, creativity and intelligence that make us different from each other. Going within begins that journey of reconnecting with all of this and developing our own Natural Spirituality.