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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Meditation 101

"Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart." -Bhagavad Gita

Meditation is a bit of a buzz word these days. For some it is a requirement and a respite from life’s hectic pace. For others it may be misunderstood, overwhelming, too new age, too difficult, or completely feared. Yet, meditation, if practiced with commitment, will inevitably lead to the successful quieting of the mind. It does not stand alone, however, as it needs to be first nourished with concentration and focus. If someone is willing to make meditation a daily practice, the benefits will unfold and create a life lived in clarity and with a purpose aligned with the higher self. The common phrase, “The answers are within,” cannot be attained without clearing the mind of all the daily clutter. Meditation leads the way.

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