Our minds are consequently busy with thoughts, worries, or gossip. That is why our spirits need meditation. The spirit is an entity in us which is not as personal and ego-centered as the mind, but our connection to something that is greater and more whole than us, to the ‘spiritual’, ‘non-material’ world, or to ‘God’. We connect with our spirits when we feel deep gratitude, deep compassion, when we are creative, when we pray, when we love and make love, or when we feel connected with our ancestors. Our spirit somehow guides, observes and protects us. It is part of us and at the same time it is part of another greater connection. The more we practice meditation, the more we connect with our inner guidance.
Meditating is becoming quiet inside and letting all the thoughts and feelings that come up walk by, just like clouds in the sky. When we meditate we become the observers of ourselves. Meditating is quieting the mind so we can hear the spirit talk. There are many schools teaching different methods of meditating.
Sometimes it is hard to keep up the discipline to meditate regularly. If so, try one of the following suggestions.
- Maybe it is time to stop meditating for a while and instead release some strong emotions?
- Maybe it is time for you to search for the right method that fits to you?
- Maybe it is time to dance, or sing meditatively, because sitting quietly in a strict position doesn’t fit for you?
- Maybe it is just time to be grateful that you can quiet your mind to focus on the spiritual observer inside of you?