In private readings Spirit often advises people to meditate. I think that’s great advice. I’ve been meditating over 30 years, and it’s immeasurably enriched my life.

So how can you harness the power of meditation? I asked Spirit that question, and here’s what they said.

Spirit

The power of meditation lies in the fact it removes you from the distractions and attractions of your daily lives, for however long you meditate.

Meditation doesn’t have to take a long time. Even 10 or 15 minutes a day is fine. The amount of time is less important than the regularity of your meditation practice.

So let’s talk about the power of meditation. What, exactly, do we mean by “the power of meditation?”

Well, as we said, meditation temporarily removes you from your daily lives, with all their distractions. It quiets what you often call your “monkey mind.” It quiets your physical body. It slows everything down and carries you back to that timeless realm your spirit lives in eternally.

The physical benefits of a regular meditation practice are many. One of the main benefits, as a result of your mind becoming quiet, is your body is less stressed and more peaceful. After all, every thought you think has an effect, negative or positive, on every cell of your body. So a quiet mind creates a healthier body.

Your body is, as one of your great teachers has described it, “an intelligent field of consciousness.” (Spirt is referring to Deepak Chopra.) Every cell in your body has its own consciousness and intelligence. Every cell in your body knows how to work with every other cell to heal and promote the well-being of itself, and of your whole body — to return your body to its natural state of wholeness and health.

Those are some of the benefits of mediation. Harness the power of meditation. You’ll be glad you did.

Note from John: I realize Spirit left some things unsaid here. So we may do a followup article or blog post to talk more about meditation.

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