The Purpose of Meditation

We all seek to know an inner self which lives within us. This self is radiant and loving and intelligent. Whatever may happen in our lives, the self is always there within us and can be discovered.

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If we can tap into this inner being it will release into our lives a flood of love and energy which will allow us to get to the heart of problems which we face in the world now.

Gandhi said : “raise your own consciousness and you’ll raise the consciousness of the entire world.” Gandhi did that in his own life.

We can help the world by taking an honest look within ourselvesĀ  and our lives and then removing anything that is not simple and beautiful. This is like the practice of Feng Shui which has to do with letting go of stuff and working with stuff so that empowers us and doesn’t weigh us down. Get rid of all the things you aren’t using, and this includes old thoughts and ideas and assumptions.

As you do your breathing practices you can let go of anything you want on the exhale and on the inhale you can bring into yourself anything that you need. Remember that all is provided for now. You just have to look carefully and with the right intention.

So let your regular meditation practices be the place where you come to know your inner being in a most intimate way. Breathe slowly and deeply and rhythmically and have your attention on your heart area. Let this simple practice be your daily bread and nourish you.