Meditation – The Journey Within
You use and abuse your brain every living moment. You are either observing, creating, resolving, inspiring or worrying, cursing, cribbing, plotting, planning. Have you ever tried to understand the intelligence behind your brain which makes all this possible?
This intelligence, which you often take for granted, is nothing but the cosmic divinity exhibiting itself through you. Not many have the power of evoking this intelligence, as it requires you to make the most tedious of journey’s. A journey which doesn’t involve moving a million miles but sitting still.
A journey which requires you to activate your divine elements like calmness, concentration and intuition through yoga and meditation and use them to take a walk with your soul in the garden of universal bliss.
Meditation: From Body to Soul to Spirit
Meditation is the transcendence from bodily sense consciousness to super consciousness of the soul and further to the cosmic consciousness, the ultimate spirit( energy) governing our cosmos.
Only the ones who defeat the resisting restlessness of the senses and overcome delusions of the material world,through regular and effective meditation, can look within and carry forward on their journey to experience inner ecstasy.
To get in touch with the paradise within you have to forego the sensory disturbances outside. Only then can you make the connection from body to soul and consequently to the universal spirit.
This connection occurs through different stages of meditation. Here is a brief about the stages of meditation.
The Stages of Meditation
- Restlessness of sensory consciousness- The delusion of sense consciousness are the most difficult to overcome. The responsiveness to your sense of taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound are heightened when you try to sit still and meditate. The first stage of Meditation is to observe this restless aspect within you and overcome it through calmness, concentration and persistence. It is a battle between the soul forces of calmness and intuition and your senses preventing you to sit still.
- Realization of Super Consciousness- The few of you who outlast restlessness are awakened to the super consciousness within you. You understand that you possess subtle divine perceptions along with gross sense perceptions which work against each other. This realization is also referred to as middle point. You are exactly in the middle of the divine elements pushing you towards the spirit and the sensory elements pulling you back towards the physical world. . In this state you can , from time to time, taste the sweet nectar of the cosmic consciousness and feel deep peace.
- Cosmic Closure – With constant practice you empower the divine elements further, thereby reducing the powers of the restlessness causing sense elements and opening the doors to cosmic consciousness. The more divine fuel you add to your super consciousness the closer you get to the divine element(cosmic consciousness). You start feeling this deep blissful feeling of oneness with the everything around you, yet the unrelenting forces of desire and sensory temptation are omnipresent waiting for your concentration to slip.
- Samadhi(ONENESS)– You align yourself perfectly with the (GOD entity)cosmic consciousness. In oneness with the very root of the cosmos you either drown yourself in yourself or find yourself in yourself. Desires and sensory temptations have little or no hold on you at all.
CONNECT These four stages of meditation are stated in numerous ancient scripts of wisdom. Although the words and languages might be different but in the end the concept is the same. Facilitating an inner connection of the soul with soul of the universe is the underlying motive of most ancient scripts.
Modern world distractions have made it increasingly difficult for this to happen. In a material and desire driven societies, very few have the time to look inside. With ready made virtual rewards on your fingertips why would someone make all the effort to silence senses and look inside in the first place.
Yet this bubble is on the verge of bursting as more and more people seek salvation beyond substance, meditation beyond limitation, and fulfillment beyond desires. Discover ways of aligning and moving beyond material desires by reading 6 Ways to The World. It will help you in understanding and connecting with yourself.