The practice of going within is frequently referred to as a spiritual meditation.
going within. And our true essence is called spirit. You don’t have to be on a spiritual path, or even believe
in God, to receive assistance from your meditation work and to connect to spirit within. In fact it is
concepts and beliefs that are often the main obstacles one encounters
when going within.
There are meditators that are agnostics or atheists, they do not belief in God and find great benefits from their practice. People with many different cultural and religious backgrounds practice meditation and there is no conflict with their current religious beliefs.
Meditation is universal and an ancient practice that has the ability to bring all nations, religions and different faiths together. Meditation is truly for everyone. It is there to enrich anyone's life.
It’s better to think not
from the perspective of,
“what is the right thing to believe about meditation,
or God or the universe––”
... but more like,
“what is it that I can understand
about the simple practice of going within?”
spiritual meditation is a practice which stems from a spiritual belief system
that instructs all people to do the same thing all the time in
meditation – such as witnessing, removing all thoughts, breathing,
chanting, being still, and so on. This type of practice is often
referred to as a “blanket process.”
course people can make great strides by using a blanket process, but
eventually many become stuck and lost in the process itself. Often
people try to do the same spiritual practices or techniques all the time
to become self-realized and to find truth. Thus they become attached to
the process itself and are not open to other avenues that may be more
helpful at different points on their path.
instance, a popular spiritual meditation discipline is to “witness with
awareness,” which is a helpful and often necessary meditation discipline
for a person to do at some point, but it will not help the person when
they need to do something else in meditation to unblock and let go of
deep-seated repressed emotions. Similarly, always using the technique of
trying to “detach from all thoughts and emotions” puts limits on your
experience in meditation. For example, it leaves little, if any, room
for feeling God’s unconditional love. In addition, detaching from
thought does not help you access higher intelligence.
understandings regarding the use of blanket processes are given in the
event it may help some of you understand a point or two about meditation
– and spiritual life in general – that you may have long sensed to be
true, but perhaps could not put your finger on.
I hope this article on spiritual meditation cleared up one of the many misconceptions and myths about meditation.
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