I could easily tell you all the reasons why you should meditate, and link to countless websites to support my view. While some of those may be part of why I meditate, it’s usually not what gets me to sit my but into my chair and get into a calmer state of mind. I meditate because I need to. Plain and simple. Here’s some of the stuff I get out of it:
- Connection with my Spirit Guides
- Insight for living a better life
- A stress reducing micro-vacation
- The opportunity to do Reiki on myself
- Something cool to put into my journal
- A place to worship the Goddess & God
- A chance to let go of discord
- Sitting quietly by candlelight & incense makes me happy
Those are the ones I can think of right now. I usually meditate before bed, and last night I was so tired that I nearly skipped it. I’ve been irritable lately, largely because I haven’t been keeping up my meditation practice. Which also means less Reiki for myself and ultimately others in the house. Frustrations get the better of me, and I don’t let pessimism pass by.
Keeping a positive mental attitude is the key to my happiness, and meditation clears out the clutter to let me do that. I get to connect to my inner self and the greater Source, which reminds me that I am but one star in the galaxy. It’s all of us shining together that create the beautiful web of life connecting flower to tree, person to stone, animal to water, together becoming a whole tapestry.
As I walk, as I walk
The universe is walking with me
In beauty it walks before me
In beauty it walks behind me
In beauty it walks below me
In beauty it walks above me
Beauty is on every side
As I walk, I walk with beauty.
—Traditional Navajo Prayer