By Theodore Tsaousidis
We also meditate to develop the ability to hold concentration long enough to observe the truth or clarity of our present experience. Is what we think and feel really what is going on or are we creating a “story” about our experience? As we meditate, we begin to see more clearly the nature of our sensations, emotions and thoughts. This clarity results in the ability to let go of rigid mental concepts (such as negative thoughts and beliefs) and to let go of rigidity and stiffness of the body. Most times we hold our negative experiences and perceptions in our bodies, and both the rigidity of the mind and body work together to create illness.
In short, meditation is the journey of seeing our true identity and the healing of our mind-body. This experience of stillness is everyone’s inheritance. May all of us find stillness.