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If we do not become enamored by sensation of light, by bliss of this energy which charges through our system, then we may sink a little deeper into vast nothingness from which spring of life flows.
Here there is not even energy; no body, no mind, no light, no sound - absolute nothingness - total vacuum - only tremendous potential unmanifest Divine Consciousness, from which all life and material creation flows.
COMING BACK TO THE SURFACE
The sound of chirping birds greets you as you slowly float to surface. The branches dancing in wind wave «hello». The sounds of insects buzzing and water splashing salute you with a «welcome back friend, you are part of us now».
It takes a while to remember where you are. You were only gone 20 minutes, but it seems you have been in this spot all your life. The mind is clear, refreshed and in present.
There is nothing to do but take off your clothes and go swimming.
Have you ever been to this quiet stream in countryside?
Most everyone has - either to a stream, river, mountain, sea, or forest. And how well and rejuvenated we feel when we return. Somehow everything is more alive, more harmonious.
It may not take long, however, to discharge all that energy and clarity. Once again we become upset, nervous and bored.
Can we go to stream every day? It certainly would be nice, and life would be much less complicated. Of course for most of us it is completely impractical in terms of time, money and availability of such places - especially to those of us who live in city.
Well, Mother Nature has a secret for us. We don?t have to go anywhere at all. The stream of life, that place of peace and source of strength, knowledge and harmony - lies right inside every one of us.
What is meditation? It is nothing more than visiting this stream on a daily basis. Simply it is sinking dance into our sea of consciousness, releasing submerged stresses and coming to point of inner stillness where there is no object of consciousness - but consciousness itself.
Done regularly, this inward dance leaves us fresh, more alert, relaxed, creative, healthy, and more in tune with ourselves and our environment.
The truth of these statements has been proved both subjectively and objectively through experimentation. Studies have been made on meditators and non-meditators over years with respect to blood pressure, pulse and reaction time as well as with states of fulfillment and creativity expressed subjectively by participants.
Hundreds of thousands of people today in all walks of life are finding that no matter what their goals, motivations, responsibilities or problems may be, they are able to act more clearly, more efficiently and more successfully with aid of regular meditation.
Ultimately, only way to know if meditation will be useful for you is to give it a try. To spend some time each day in «dance of soul».
For more information on meditation visit http://www.HolisticHarmony.com/research/meditation.html
(Adapted from forthcoming "The Art of Meditation" by Robert Elias Najemy. His book "The Psychology of Happiness" (ISBN 0-9710116-0-5) is available at http://www.amazon.com and http://www.HolisticHarmony.com. His writings can be viewed at http://www.HolisticHarmony.com where you can also download FREE articles and e-books.
Robert Elias Najemy is the author of over 600 articles, 400 lecture cassettes on Human Harmony and 20 books, which have sold over 100,000 copies. He is the Founder and director of the Center for Harmonious Living in Greece with 3700 members. His book The Psychology of Happiness; ISBN 0-9710116-0-5 is available at www.amazon.com and http://www.HolisticHarmony.com. where you can view and download FREE articles and e-books.