Meditation: It’s Always Too Soon to Give Up
Today, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji presided over the 57th Global Meditation in Place online event. We are all here to grow spiritually, he commenced, addressing the large online international audience. To grow spiritually, we need to sit in silence. This process, also called meditation, whereby we take our attention away from the physical world and focus it within, allows the inner spiritual worlds to unfold for us and connect us with God’s love and Light.
The process of sitting in silence may seem easy, but when we sit down to meditate, we find that many distractions come our way. We are bombarded by thoughts about responsibilities, obligations, chores, and so much more; before long we question our ability to meditate.
Many of us are unable to still the body or the mind. We may give in after a day or two of trying because we cannot remain still for long. Yet, when we observe ourselves in the physical world, we notice that we can stay still and engrossed in a painting, a piece of art, a song, a musical rendition, or even a poem for hours on end. Why is this so? The arts entice the senses, namely, the sense of sight and the sense of sound. The arts bring us joy at the physical level. When we sit down to meditate, we are readying ourselves to enjoy the sights and sounds of the inner spiritual worlds. These inner sights and sounds are much more enchanting than anything we could experience in the outer world. The beauty that we enjoy through our physical senses is a mere reflection of what awaits us in the inner worlds.
What is needed, the spiritual Master said, is patience, perseverance, and diligence on our part. We need to continue to focus our attention within ourselves in meditation and not be distracted. With time and effort, we will be able to still our body and mind, and the inner worlds will open for us. We will experience the ineffable joy of connecting with God’s love and Light. Each of us can have a spiritual journey; we are each capable of going within. It is simply a question of how focused we are and how much effort and attention we put toward our goal.