Episode 10: Meditation
According to the National Institute of Health, in 2006 over 20 million adult Americans tried meditation which was a 2% increase from 2002. At this rate, by 2017, there will be more that 27 million Americans who have experienced meditation.
The mind is like a muscle and when you meditate, you actually flex that muscle which leads you to discover the ‘present moment’.
Let’s talk about meditation from a Christian perspective.
The word “meditation’ comes from the words “to cultivate”. It suggests action.
As Christians, when we meditate it’s not that we are focusing on an idea or a concept or an ideology but our faith is based on a person, that is the person of Christ.
And when we meditate it is about cultivating a relationship with that person who is Jesus Christ.
Meditation requires an active participation but there are two things that we must overcome when we meditate:
(Matthew 26:41 Jesus said, watch and pray so that you do not enter into temptation.)
(Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.)
From a medical perspective…
It is called the default mode and is “on” when we are not thinking about anything. But when we focus on a word or a mantra or a scripture, it quiets the default mode and it leaves us with a real sense of tranquility and happiness. there is a real sense of happiness that results.
It is Free