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Meditation: Not Just for Jesus and the Evil New Agers Anymore

In Life, Meditation on January 10, 2011 at 6:46 am

If you haven’t tried meditating, I highly recommend it for the young, old, religious, non-religious, healthy, unhealthy, and for those of any background or walk of life. There are no rules for meditating. You can do it any way, any time and any where you would like. If you’re not quite sure what it is exactly, or would like to hear about my encounter with it, read on.

Meditation from its Latin root means to ponder. It’s basic definition could also include, focused attention. Many say that it is a way to rise above the body and the mind in order to awaken to true spirituality.

Relax your body and mind and let your Spirit soar high.

For me, meditation had been associated with some preconceived ideas and misconceptions until I had tried it out for myself. Long ago, I feared the idea because it was practiced by those of Eastern religions which I was taught were Satanic or cultish. It was okay to meditate on Bible verses however, but that seemed like too much work to me so I never got around to it.

In my experience, the Christian idea that meditation consists of contemplating scriptures comes from the famous Psalm 1:2, “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.” The law of the Lord, his precepts, his works and the Lord himself are meditated upon, apparently, by focusing on the written words of The Holy Bible.

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