Meditation – A Bridge to Self-Discovery
What is meditation? Meditation is a practice, which allows you to feel at ease with negative emotions. Instead of going into a panic mode and feeling stressed (fight or flight), you can actually change how you feel by relaxing your energy and accessing clarity, insight, and wisdom; thus, you can make wise decisions (see the big picture, create benefits and do no harm). Meditation also allows you to access your higher consciousness, which operates based on clarity (discernment via inner peace), unconditional love, kindness, compassion, generosity, creativity, and inspiration. By practicing meditation you’re giving yourself permission to experience unconditional happiness. This is an elusive state for most people since they only know conditional happiness (If I get what I want, I feel good; if I don’t, I feel dissatisfied); therefore, unconditional happiness sounds absurd to the ego (fear and judgment). Hence, it is your duty to show your ego that it is possible. The reason that most people don’t experience inner joy is because it’s being covered up by stressful thoughts, unhappy feelings and limiting beliefs (lower vibrations). Thus, in your meditation practice you will begin to unravel these limitations and expand your awareness so that you start to feel true happiness from within (higher vibrations). When you do, your ego cannot deny it and you see how beneficial it is to operate in this manner and not just from fight or flight. It’s not that you’re neglecting your ego (fear, judgment, limiting beliefs, etc.), but you actually get intimate with it and transform fear into love; judgment into discernment by accessing inner peace; and expand each limiting belief into what is possible. Through your practice you will gain tremendous understanding/knowing and broaden your perspective.