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.
Perfecting meditation takes practice. Spiritual experiences can illuminate us in a twinkling of an eye, but we need to create the right conditions for those moments to crystalize. What preparations can we make for those moments to brighten our lives?
As people shop in stores or online for holiday gifts, there is a gift that can be given free but has a lasting effect. One of the most valuable gifts we can give that does not cost anything to buy is loving kindness. Loving kindness is one of the most powerful forces in the world.
I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude. It is time to show thanks for all the blessings and gifts we received. How best can we show gratitude for what God showers on our lives?