For me, meditation is the pause at the end of a prayer when you listen for a response.
I realized that and THEN I found this on pinterest!
As a Christian, it's kind of sad to me that all the meditation memes include images of Buddha. I think the Christian community is missing out! If you hear a Christian mention meditation, it's usually tacked on to "prayer and" but I feel that the meditation aspect is often lost. It's so vital!
Regardless of your religion or lack thereof, taking a few moments to sit quietly and clear your mind can be deeply centering.
I think many people don't try it because it's so hard to clear your mind of thought. And it is. The best advice I ever found is: thoughts will come; just don't let them stay. Ease the thought into and out of your mind, and eventually you will settle into stillness.
The longest I've sat in meditation is about 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, my mind is actually fairly clear.
(Another Pinterest gem.)
I haven't gotten here ^^ yet. I do not act always from a center of inner peace, but I do notice a correlation between my time in meditation and my peace of mind.
Have you ever tried meditation? What is your version of meditation?
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