What is Meditation?
Meditation is a kind of concentrated thinking that brings peace and harmony within us. It originated in India and it is practiced by a lot of people around the world.
Meditation can produce order out of the confusion inside us. The goal of meditation is “Self Realization.” Yoga’s philosophy states that there are 2 levels of self: the emotional or mental self and the spiritual self. The emotional or mental self has limitations. It changes from time to time and is prone to death. The spiritual self lets all of the people connect to the “Infinite Consciousness”. The Infinite Consciousness is sometimes referred to as God. The Infinite Consciousness is within us, it is all-knowing, and it does not end in death.
What is Spirituality?
Spirituality concerns the Infinite Consciousness. Its goal is to merge the individual mind and the Infinite Consciousness. To make this happen, spirituality exercises meditation and other similar practices.
When we are thinking that there is an infinite source of love, we are practicing spiritual meditation. This source can be called God, or Infinite Consciousness. People who practice spiritual meditation focus on thinking that there is infinite peace, love and happiness around us. If we think about this thoroughly, every experience that happens to us took place in our minds. We should concentrate on a spiritual idea that there is something or someone that is greater than ourselves that provides lasting happiness.
There are a lot of benefits that comes from meditation. Some of those are mental peace and emotional balance. It can make a person more creative since new ideas and insights can spring from quiet thinking. It also helps in the development of universal love as a person is more in touch with their feelings and it makes a person compassionate to others. Meditation can be good to our health since it reduces stress.
Spiritual meditation lets us close our minds and open our eyes. The sooner we practice it with sincerity, the sooner we will reap its benefits.