Meditation is not about having a positive mind. It is about emptying your mind, getting quiet. Mediation is an important part of your spiritual process.

I encourage you to meditate not just because it will make you more relaxed, but it will also bring you more peace, harmony, and even make you look younger. And not because it takes the stress out of your life and out of your skin. People who have been meditating for a long time often look much younger than their actual physical age.

I tell you those are not the only reasons to meditate, they are all part of the sideshow of meditation. The real reason to learn to meditate is that it is the only way that you can know yourself, your spirit, your true nature.

So, what is this got to do with emptying your mind? Everything in the physical world, the material world, the world of illusions has a dichotomy (duality) attached to it. Up-down, good bad, right-wrong, male-female, old young, etc. There is always an opposite.

Try to get a magnet with just a north pole. It’s impossible. No matter how thin you would slice a magnet, there are always two poles in the physical world. It is the world of opposites.

How do you get past the world of opposites to find the world of spirits? You go to silence. Silence is indivisible. If you cut silence in half, what do you have? More silence. The truth is that meditation connects you to your source. When you empty your mind, you go to that place within you that cannot be divided.

In Moby Dick, Herman Melville wrote:
“For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all of the horrors of the half-lived life.”

The underlying assumption is that the divine is found within a person’s own soul, while the world without is the source of illusions. Basically, you do not want to die with your music still inside you and meditation can help you discover your true purpose in life.

When you learn to mediate, you learn to get quiet, and it becomes a way of life. Suddenly you become much more aware of this material world and how it interferes with our connection to spirit. This awareness is what you need to make your life a work of art.

Life Mentoring Forum. March 16, 2021