In our article two weeks ago we talked about the ways modern society poisons our minds. This week we’re talking about the opposite end of the spectrum — the peaceful mind.
Meister Eckhart once said “The quieter the mind, the more powerful, the worthier, the deeper, the more telling, and more perfect the prayer is.”
I’ve been meditating over 30 years, though I do not consider myself an expert at it. I continually explore the teachings of those I do consider experts, such as Eckhart Tolle in our video of the week. I’m always the student.
But one thing I do consider myself an expert at is in knowing how powerfully and positively meditation has affected my life. I can sum up the many beneficial effects daily meditation has had on my life in three words: the peaceful mind.
I’m not saying I stay in that peaceful place 24 hours a day. But when I slip out of it, it’s easy and quick to get back into it.
As Neale Donald Walsch said, “…there are few tools more effective or more useful in achieving deep knowing, true joy, and inner peace than daily meditation.”
Your modern world, wondrous though it is, is filled with distractions. We use the word “distractions” not to say there’s anything “wrong” with your planet. There is not. Despite appearances, your world is growing and evolving swiftly into a much higher vibration, a higher consciousness — as are all of you individually.
However, because your outer world is so “busy” today, you often forget you also have an inner world.
What is this inner world? It’s your connection, your alignment with your higher selves, your spirits.
In fact, there really is no world “out there.” All your experience “out there” is simply a projection of what’s “in here” — within your body, mind, and spirit.
If you’re experiencing inner turmoil you, knowingly or unknowingly, project that turmoil into what seems to be your outer world, your physical experiences. But the source of all of it is always within. As that Sanskrit phrase puts it, “aham brahmasmi” — “I am the universe.”
Therefore the key to remaining peaceful — or, in John’s words — to achieving “the peaceful mind” — is to find inner peace. The peaceful mind creates a peaceful world.
In our opinion, the best way to achieve the peaceful mind — and a peaceful life within and without — is meditation.
Meditation quiets your mind, your body, your vibration. It puts you in touch with your spirit or higher selves — or, if you prefer — God.
The benefits of meditation are many. They include an improved sense of overall well-being, because you are living only in the present moment. Which is all you have anyway. In your peaceful meditative state there is no past, no future — only now.
When you are fully in the present moment, you are fully connected to spirit. Then you will have achieved the peaceful mind.
If you meditate please share your experiences with it. If you do not, would you like to start? Please comment below.
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