The Perfect Pause: Meditating Your Way to the Ultimate You - Chapter Two
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Please join me this week as I post excerpts of my new book on meditation. The posts will culminate on the final book launch date...Sunday, June 25th. I hope you enjoy this first part of chapter two. If you missed chapter one please click the link ^ above ^ to read it.
Each chapter of this book has a section entitled Putting It Into Practice that gives you practical prompts on how to apply what you’ve learned in each chapter to your personal life.
Modern life is like a double-edged sword. Although the average person enjoys a reasonable amount of leisure time, it doesn’t feel that way. Thanks to our mobile phones, we have instant access to more information than any other generation in history but we also have countless distractions. Our senses are assaulted from the time our alarm clocks wake us in the morning to the time we drift off to sleep at night. In addition to mobile phones there’s also television, radio, billboards and numerous others things competing for our attention constantly.
All of these distractions and demands make the first step of meditation the biggest challenge. The first step is what I refer to as the Physical Step and requires us to calm our bodies and quiet our minds. This must happen before we can reestablish the connection to our souls and to the universe.
The act of meditation is like connecting our souls to a deep unfathomable knowledge that is available to everyone and everything. This is very similar to the way your mobile phone connects to the internet through wi-fi or a cellular signal. For you to establish this vital connection you must first be able to attain a certain level of peace within yourself.
Once the mind is still the second phase, the Psychological Step, begins. This is when we start to release the baggage that we’ve acquired throughout the years. Psychological scars will begin to heal, you will feel as though you are putting the past behind you, and you will feel a sense of completeness. In this second phase our perspectives begin to shift ever so slightly. We start to gradually break free from negativity, self-limiting thoughts, and behaviors that have become a destructive habits in our lives.
The third and final step of meditation is the Spiritual Step. This is deep meditation and words cannot fully describe what will happen. I can only tell you it will change your life for the better. You will regain the power to be the best version of yourself each day for the rest of your life.
The beautiful thing about meditation is you don’t have to understand the mechanics of how it’s working. The only thing required of you is have the faith and resolve to practice. If you make an effort to meditate, even fifteen minutes a day, incredible transformation and healing will happen on its own.
If you make meditation part of your routine, the deep knowledge that you’re connecting with in your practice will do all the work. It will trigger a threefold healing process: physical, psychological, and spiritual. It’s never a bad time or too late to start your practice. Whatever challenges you’re struggling with, meditation will help get you quickly on the road to a better you.
To paraphrase Sir Isaac Newton’s first law of motion,“The natural state of an object is to be at rest.” I believe that the natural state of our souls is to be at rest. When we calm our desires, fears, and anxieties through meditation, again our souls are at rest. When we achieve this state we feel well-being, peace, and joy. We feel as though we’ve come home.
We’ve all felt fleeting and maybe even extended moments of true happiness where it seems a light is radiating from the inside out and nothing can go wrong. What if I told you it was possible to feel this way more often than not?
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