SEED QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION: How do you relate to stillness providing a sumptuous way to feed your soul? Can you share a personal story of a time you felt meditation's 'ripple effects?' What has helped you incorporate a meditation practice into your life?
It gives me peace inside, calmness and a mindful spirit. My whole mind and body are in balance and harmoniously exchanging energy. Its my place for growth and inner stability, of gratefulness and wholehearted acceptance and living in the present
I regularly practice Mindfulness. Meditation I am blessed to reap the benefits of meditation narrated beautifully and clearly in this article.I also teach mindfulness meditation.. I notice the changes taking place in my students who have been regularly practicing meditation. I like the group meditation, meditating in a sangha.
My personal experience as a meditation, as a teacher, as a therapist and a researcher has convinced me that meditation is one of the most effective contemplative practices. I am happy to see the acceptance and incorporation of secular mindfulness meditation in schools, wellness centers, in the corporate world and even in prisons.
May we be instrumental in offering meditation as a gift from our heart to others! It is by giving we receive!
Jagdish P Dave
Stillness grants the opportunity to be in touch with one's soul, which is the real self. And since my soul is an extension of God, in being in touch with my soul, I am in union with God. And since God incarnates into all that is, in stillness I am in union with the cosmos. My saying that is a ripple effect in part of meditation, which is a ripple effect that I carry with me throughout my living and enhances my living. The experience of being in touch with my soul and beyond, which occurs in meditation, is sumptuous and has persuaded me to incorporate meditation into my life.
I still remember clearly the summer of 2003 when I started the mediation practice the very first time in my life. The transformation in terms of my bodily and mental health, the shift of my perspective towards almost all things, and my personal and professional life, were enormous, for good and better. However, what one can say about meditation will have little meaning to people except the ones who have experienced these befits themselves. Similarly, one may describe all her can about the taste of an apple to someone who has never tasted one, and the meaning would never truly be delivered. So, all I can say is that what's being said in this article is true to me. Nothing more.