I was so lucky to be born to a woman, who was meditating for more than ten years before I was born, and I was born in a time when meditation was not the normal. Whereas today, nearly everyone has heard of meditation and has some kind of idea of what meditation actually is. (Oh how far we have come as a collective).
I was so lucky to be bathed in those energies throughout being in the womb. So, I was three years old when I began to meditate. Now, it is so wonderful that people all over the world are grasping varying degrees of understanding meditation, and the various forms it comes in.
The one thing that I regularly hear people struggle with, is ‘quietening the mind’. People regularly ask me how do you get your mind to be quiet.
I don’t know about you, but in all my years of meditation, I don’t think my mind has been completely blank for more than a few moments, ever.
The purpose of meditation, is not to silence the mind, but to observe what comes up for you when your mind is in silence. When you remove all stimulation, because we are living in times, where everything is so busy and stimulating all the time, (to the point where people have become so overwhelmed that we all know terms like ‘anxiety’ and ‘panic attacks’ because they have become so common), there is no time to just BE. But you are a human BEing.
Meditation is one of the highest forms of self love there is, because it is about creating that time for yourself to just BE. To be in touch with you, your inner being, and to come in to alignment with your higher self, aka source, aka your soul, aka God. Your thoughts and your emotions are a compass to your inner self, but we need to make time to learn how to read our compass, and that is why we meditate.