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14 August 2007 :: 13:08:28 pm 21871

PDN – Daily Meditation 10

Meditation is the practice of getting still and quiet, and going within. Its benefits include greater peace of mind, less stress, improved health, spiritual growth, sharper mental focus, and simple relaxation. Once a practice mainly of priests, gurus, and mystics, its popularity now extends to millions of people around the world. We invite our readers to enjoy the following meditation, designed to inspire peace, joy, and love in the spirit of the participant.
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1. Get still and quiet in a place where you can expect to be undisturbed. Take a deep breath and hold it two seconds, then exhale. Close your eyes and do the same again. As you breath in, feel your body taking in oxygen and everything good, healthy, positive, nurturing.

2. As you exhale, feel yourself breathing out carbon dioxide and everything negative, unhealthy, toxic, unnecessary. Do this for a couple of minutes and feel yourself becoming healthier, happier, and more relaxed.

   

3. Say to yourself: My thoughts do not mean anything. I have no private thoughts. Yet it is only private thoughts of which I am aware. What can these thoughts mean? They do not exist, and so they mean nothing. Yet my mind is part of creation and part of its Creator. Would I not rather join the thinking of the universe than to obscure all that is really mine with my pitiful and meaningless “private” thoughts?

   

4. When you feel complete with this meditation, slowly and gently open your eyes. Resume your day’s activities, but return to the thought, “My thoughts do not mean anything,” as often as you wish.

(adapted from A Course In Miracles, Foundation for Inner Peace)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Health

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