The International Day of Meditation, celebrated on September 20, is a day on which people around the world can spend time in meditation for the health and wellness of their body, mind, and soul.
Studies by medical doctors and researchers show the value of meditation for our physical and mental health. An added benefit is that it also gives us time to sit in silence to explore our spiritual gifts within.
Science of Spirituality celebrates this day in its over 2800 centers worldwide by exploring the benefits of meditation and practicing it. People of all ages and backgrounds can easily practice meditation. It requires no difficult physical postures or poses. We merely sit in a comfortable position and concentrates our attention within.
The benefits to our physical, mental, and spiritual health are:
Lowered risk of stress-related illnesses
Increased mental calm, equilibrium and balance
Improved concentration and focus
Connectedness with the peace and happiness within
It is my wish that people try the experiment of meditation for themselves for the improved health of their body, mind, and spirit.
On May 30 people all over the world honor Sant Darshan Singh Ji Maharaj, the great spiritual Master and poet-saint who left the world thirty years ago in 1989. It has been thirty years since he left, but his life and example still shine brightly as a guiding star upon which we can base our own lives. Among his radiant qualities were his love and kindness.
On Mother’s Day let us honor God and our mother for bringing us into this world and giving us love and care. We should extend this gratitude not just on the second Sunday of May, but every day of our lives.
Taking care of the earth means that we do not only think of ourselves, but we expand our mind, hearts, and souls to consider our planet and all forms of life that inhabit it. We can do so by opening our hearts in a spirit of humility, compassion, selflessness, and gratitude.