Why Do We Meditate?
Once you are at rest, you’ll realize the highs and lows your mind experiences throughout the day. It is being constantly bombarded with incoming information, thoughts and distractions.
When we don’t check-in with our mind and reflect on all of these thoughts, it can cause stress, confusion and illness. Meditation allows us to experience inner solitude and a break from the discontentment of our busy lives and minds.
Meditation is like an internal holiday.
Meditation provides us with strength, wisdom and happiness. When the veil of turbulent and distracting thoughts dissolve, a natural contentment, stillness and peacefulness awakens your soul.
Afterwards we are left with a deep happiness, contentment and well-being which overflows into our thoughts, our relationships and outlook. Your mindset becomes more positive, there is more peace around you, difficult situations become easier to resolve and your relationships will gradually improve due to your graciousness and patience towards others.
Quiet the mind and soul will speak.
There are lots of different sensations that people feel when their mind is at rest. Some may feel physical reactions, which are often your body’s way of releasing stress; whereas, others receive visions, feelings or thoughts that are relevant to questions they asked before the meditation. Start paying attention to the instinctive thoughts or feelings that seem to come out of nowhere.
This is your intuitive spark that is beginning to glow from your soul. This positive inner voice is your own compass and guide for your life. Tune into its frequency to harvest and bask in its warmth and helpfulness. Sometimes it’ll be there to comfort you, or provide guidance and other times it’ll create peacefulness to persevere through life’s challenges and celebrations.
Your intuition speaks to you through your senses: physical touch, smell, visions, images, sounds or most commonly for beginners as an inner “knowing”. This is when the answer just comes to you and feels right.
At CATA, we teach our students how to listen to their inner voice also known as your intuition, your instincts or your gut feeling. To learn more about your meditation practice, or developing your intuition, join our intuition development circle where we meditate as a group and then practice our intuition in pairs and small groups.
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