By David Tillman – July 2020
Meditation is a way to shift your attention from the outside world to experience the love, silence, and peace within you. Meditation can give you a chance for your mind and body to rest, rejuvenate, and refresh. You may experience a sense of inner peace during and after meditation.
Meditation is a practice of experiencing being present in the moment. Throughout the day, I find myself often preoccupied with thoughts about the past or future, rather than being present. I find meditation helpful to be more present in the moment. As Eckhart Tolle said, “The eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the one factor that remains constant. Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”  Our life is experienced by being in the present moment; one breath and one thought at a time.
Meditation is a sacred time to live in the moment without expectations of having to do anything, or be anywhere, at that moment. A time to relax into the silence. To be open to be present to what is. To be open to love, hope, joy, and peace in new ways. A time to let go of our attachment to past-memories or concerns about the future. It is as simple as setting your intention of meditation and letting go. It is like diving off a diving board. Set the intention as you prepare and start your dive. As you leave the diving board just let go and let nature glide your body into the water. Like this, set your intention in meditation of letting go to allow your mind to follow its natural tendency to seek greater happiness.
See “Try Meditation to Relax and Find Inner Peace” for meditation practice information and process.
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 Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now, (New World Library, Novato, CA, 1999), pp. 48-49.