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Devaki Sokaris

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3:What is meditation?

When you go beyond the form that you use to get there, you are meditating.

A lot of things have crept into western language as being meditation when they are about relaxation and contemplation.

Things that serve the personality are not meditation, they are relaxation or a prelude that facilitates meditation, but of themselves they are not meditation. Mindfulness is not meditation, as it is contemplating being aware in the present moment.

It’s not meditation unless you’re putting your awareness to the soul (higher self) and communicating with it, or letting it consciously work through you. It’s in purifying our hearts and minds through meditation that we allow our higher selves to work through us in daily life.

Some examples of what’s not meditation, though they may facilitate meditation, are:

  1. a.Guided imagery - healing, relaxation, visualization.
  2. b.Yoga nidra - pain management, stress, relaxation, anxiety.
  3. c.Meditation music - relaxation, aids meditation for some.
  4. d.Mindfulness - awareness, being present.
  5. e.Mantras - help you focus the mind so you can go beyond that but unless you go beyond that they are just words.
  6. f.Affirmations - help with mindset and attitudes.

These forms are not meditation because meditation is beyond all form. They are best viewed as a tool kit to get to a meditation state.

Meditation for spiritual growth may not be suitable for people who have serious, physical, emotional or mental issues because it may overstimulate the conditions more than the person is ready to handle so it may be better to bring healing and relief to those conditions using the forms above.

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