Meditation

Like Spirit, Meditation is frequently misunderstood. There are many fables and myths surrounding it. In fact, though, Meditation is just focused awareness of what is going on around you (mindfulness), or within you (focused breathing).

Rekindling the Spirit
Meditation is important to learn and regularly practice. It is the most effective vehicle for jump-starting your Spirit. Remember, our creativity, imagination, and search for God can be significantly stunted by allowing the people closest to us (parents, relatives, teachers, coaches, mentors) to influence us to go in other directions.

These are the people we most often listen to and learn from. At some point, there may be only small embers of Spirit left within you, but they are always waiting to be fanned aflame. All you need is oxygen (breathing), and a fuel source. The fuel you use usually involves desire, resolve, and positive feelings generated from the heart, such as love, compassion, appreciation, and gratitude.

More Spirit … Many Benefits
Once rekindled, the Spirit can grow and develop like any other part of our being. What can we expect as our Spirit renews? Many people experience serenity, clearer thinking, lower stress levels, fewer distractions, better focus/concentration, lofty insights, or a smoother flow of life as they move through their day.

As you practice more, and learn to effortlessly enter into this mindset, you may find that you are in a better mood most of the day, your life seems to be more in balance, your relationships improve, and you care more deeply about others. The world just has a rosier tone.

The Roles of Coherence and Entrainment
We function at higher levels of performance because of coherence and entrainment induced by meditation. Coherence is stabilization and consistency of our heart-rate variability, which generate a strong and steady electromagnetic (EM) energy field around heart. This field, which extends as much as three feet beyond our physical bodies, synchronizes all systems within us (entrainment), so that every part is vectored in the same direction. We are at maximum efficiency. There are no distractions. There is no wasted energy.

This EM field also positively affects other individuals. This is a psychophysiological phenomenon which can be measured scientifically; it is not just an obtuse, nebulous theory. It applies to all of us, not just a select few.

So, you see, if we want to function at our highest potential, Meditation is an essential and important part of our toolkit. It is the ignition key to our hot rod known as Spirit.

Don’t just take my word for it. Research meditation yourself. Heartmath (www.heartmath.com) is a great place to start. My book, All-In Or Nothing, Master Your Destiny, is also a great source (pages 223-225).

In summary, that “still, small voice” which is so critical to our welfare and our performance is usually buried beneath a superficial veneer of distractions. That still, small voice can be best accessed through Meditation.

You’ll be glad you took the time to find out more about Meditation!

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