It’s 21 Day Meditation Challenge Time again, (it happens every year) where hundreds of thousands of people all around the world all get meditating for 15 minutes a day, yes you guessed it : for 21 days in a row. I was just reading this email that was sent out for the lead up to the challenge, and thought that this was such a brilliant explanation of meditation, that I thought I’d share … hope you enjoy! J
So, what is meditation?
Deepak Defines Meditation: Everyone thinks that the purpose of meditation is to handle stress, to tune out, to get away from it all. While that’s partially true, the real purpose of meditation is actually to tune in, not to get away from it all, but to get in touch with it all. Not to just de-stress, but to find that peace within, the peace that spiritual traditions talk about that passes all understanding. So, meditation is a way to get in the space between your thoughts. You have a thought here, a thought here, and there’s little space between every thought.
According to wisdom traditions, this space between the thought is the window, is the corridor, is the vortex to the infinite mind – the mystery that some people call the spirit or God. We don’t have to use those terms, but it’s your core consciousness. And the more we learn about this space between thoughts, we find certain things to be true of it:
- It’s a field of infinite possibilities – infinite possibilities, pure potentiality.
- Everything is connected to everything else.
- It’s a space of infinite creativity, infinite imagination.
- It is a place where there is something called observer effect, or the power of intention, which means intention is very powerful when brought to this space and it orchestrates its own fulfillment – what people call the law of attraction – so those are wonderful qualities of your own spirit.
In meditation, we get into this space so we find ourselves infinite possibilities, infinite correlation, infinite creativity, infinite imagination, and infinite power of intention. That’s what meditation is really about.
I hope this has helped take the mystery out of meditation. You can just start by lying in bed at the morning, before your feet hit the floor. Breathe in, breathe out, really slowly. Do it several times, and you realise how little we focus on just breathing, and it’s the breath that is the doorway into meditation, which is the doorway to infinite possibility. Just build on this, and in no time at all, you’ll be meditating!
I’d love to know your experiences with meditation. Please comment below and let me know if you’re into a regular practice, or if you’re struggling with it.