Before we move too much further into my 10-part series on meditation I thought it would be great to talk about what the purpose of meditation is for many people that are at various places along their spiritual path.
Let’s start with those that are toying with the thought of meditating. These are some reasons I hear from clients who want to learn how:
- To feel at a more peaceful place in their mind, body and soul that allows for a place of rest.
- To quiet the chatter in their brains that fuels a lot of negative self-talk.
- To become comfortable in that silent space where there are no daily distracters.
For those that have meditated for period of time, they want to continue the art of meditation for some of these reasons:
- To master the art of taking their body, mind and soul to a peaceful place.
- To learn how to physically slow down their pulse and rest their body.
- To achieve a place of silence where their mind is quiet and is at a place to receive inner messages.
- To take a spiritual journey to discovering “who they are.”
- To be “in the light” whenever or wherever they choose to meditate.
- To receive the inner guidance from accessing that space where they can hear their spirit guide, divine inner voice or whatever name they choose for their higher power.
For those that have achieved the art of meditation and are able to do all of the above, the purpose of meditation for these truly highly evolved souls simply becomes:
To become one with the light and feel the peace of God’s love or as the Dalai Lama said, “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
What is the purpose you wish to meditate?