Illumine Your Life through Meditation

April 28, 2024

In his Sunday discourse at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, Illinois, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj spoke of the precious opportunity we have in our lifetime to find our way back to God.

When we are faced with various challenges in life, we tend to succumb to the difficulty and inevitably get waylaid from our path. We tend to worry and live in fear about what the future holds for us. The spiritual Master said that worry only wastes our time and energy. It does not solve anything. The key, he said, is to not be affected by what is happening around us. He reminded us of the importance of focusing on the positive as we face life’s challenges. We should develop the habit and skills to dig deep into the spiritual lesson hidden within each experience that confronts us.

When we learn to control our thoughts, still the mind, and focus our attention on God through meditation, we can experience the Light of God, which has the power to illuminate and transform our lives. We are then bathed in joy and bliss that eclipse any pain we may experience in the outer world. As we have a direct experience of God in meditation, our faith in God is strengthened. We recognize God’s presence in our lives and realize that God is always supporting us. Anchored in God’s abiding love, we can walk through life without fear or worry.

Our most precious capital in this world is the time we have been given. Yet, in today’s age, we are surrounded by distractions, attractions, and enticements—thieves that compete for our time and deplete our precious capital. If we want to succeed in our goal, we must learn to develop filters that keep all distractions at bay so we can continue undeterred toward our spiritual goals.