Why Meditation is the Spiritual Gateway to Growth
By Jennifer Hudson.
Meditation is one of the greatest gateways to spiritual growth. It is the catalyst towards freedom and helps to cleanse the soul of the blocks that keep us bound. Though many people feel that they understand meditation, they often do not. For those wanting a spiritual awakening and an understanding that goes beyond their current paradigm, meditation must be studied and practiced.
How to Practice Meditation Wisely
Meditation seems to come more naturally for some more than others. Not everyone can sit down for their first session and experience true meditation. For many, it takes time and practice to find the right atmosphere, state of mind, and visualization to see true results. It helps to start out by meditating at two different intervals during the day. Morning and night are often good choices. Take about twenty minutes for each session. During this time it is important to focus on a chosen mantra, so that random thoughts do not interfere with the clearing of the mind.
Meditation has Many Benefits
Meditation helps to take us closer to our chosen higher power. When our selves are pushed back for this time, we allow ourselves to come into true and proper focus with that power. Our spirits are then open for communication to receive those messages that we often either intentionally or unintentionally overlook. Meditation also helps in the relationships in our lives. Once we are connected to the spiritual world around us, we are able to embrace the people in our lives in a much more profound way.
Along with the relationship benefits, there are also many health benefits of meditating. The health benefits include a calmer state of mind and improved function in both brain pattern and focus ability. Many people have also found that it helps them cope with pain and illness. Meditation can be used for a variety of issues in our lives from emotional to physical.
Why People Choose Meditation
Often, people turn to meditation when traditional modern medicine and ways of thinking do not help them with their situations. Meditation provides an enlightenment that transfers into every aspect of our lives. We become more aware of everything around us and every emotion. We are happier and more at peace. By changing our inside understanding, we are able to change our outside understanding. We become less concerned about self, but in reality, end up finding a higher self-fulfillment.
No matter where the journey begins, it must be taken a step at a time. Experiencing spiritual growth does not happen immediately, for most. It is a journey that is experienced through the awakening of the mind. It starts with the understanding that we are all a part of something much larger and by finding our place in this much larger space, we are able to find contentment and true happiness.
If one is looking to begin this journey, it will truly begin to change them from the core. It may take time to develop the best practice that brings true results, but once that niche has been found, change is boundless. Meditation is a vital part of any spiritual journey and must take place to find our true intended paths.
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Jennifer Hudson is a writer who enjoys writing on many different topics of interest that engage the reader in deeper thoughts. She is a contributor for Degreejungle.com and enjoys helping others find peace through her studies and writings on many helpful subjects.