The real purpose of meditation: From thinking with your head to feeling with your heart

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Meditation is a process in which thinking shifts to feeling. It is a journey from the complexity of the mind to the simplicity of the heart.

Meditation is often thought of as constantly thinking about a single subject. Often we get completely stuck on that idea and lose sight of the real purpose of meditation. The purpose of meditation is to reveal the true nature of the subject we are meditating on. Such a revelation does not come to you as a thought, but as a feeling.

Therefore, meditation is a process in which we shift our thinking to feeling. It is a journey from the complexity of the mind to the simplicity of the heart. For that reason, most meditation techniques are centered on the heart.

While we can easily recall an image or idea, it is much more difficult to retrieve a feeling from memory. Ever tried to remember the taste of a delicious meal from a few years ago? You may have no problem remembering the place where you ate, including the atmosphere, but the real taste of that meal never returns.

Why? Because feeling is only in the present, in the NOW. That is why we cannot be happy with the feeling of a nice meditation from centuries ago. The memory of a wonderful revelation while meditating is of course wonderfully beautiful and good, but that is comparable to winning the jackpot once in your life and then wanting more . The feeling we getthrough meditation is meant to become permanent.

In true meditation we enter absolute nothingness, a void without experience

However, the feeling has a limitation. The heart is never really satisfied with feeling. Feeling can even become a burden, be it pleasure, joy or even bliss. Feelings are difficult to reason and handle. In true meditation we enter absolute nothingness, a void without experience.

When you examine your consciousness, you will find that – like water – it has different states. You have a waking consciousness with which you deal with daily life and the world. Accordingly, the consciousness of a person whose attention is focused only outwardly perceives only the outside world. During sleep we enter the dream consciousness.

In deep sleep, consciousness goes very deep. Moved in meditation your consciousness turns to your deepest Self, which is the core of our existence. As you move through the different phases of meditation, at some point you enter a special state of consciousness where you are in your deepest being and at the same time aware of all things around you.A true seeker of Authenticity through meditation is also meditatively active in a worldly sense.

A true seeker of Authenticity through meditation is also meditatively active in a worldly sense

This contradiction between the attraction to the inner Self and the attraction to the outer world is valid only as long as an all-encompassing meditative state transcending all states of consciousness has not been attained. Whether you are awake, meditating or sleeping. A person in this state of expanded consciousness does not distinguish between earthly and spiritual activity , because everything is done in a pure meditative state.

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