Meditation is not an emptying of the mind. It is the highest form of concentration in which the mind is focused entirely on God.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.
In this heightened state, we drop our body-mind consciousness and know ourselves to be divine beings in our own right.
The sun shines, but if I close my eyes, I see only darkness. When I open my eyes, the sunlight is there. It was always there; the darkness existed merely because I had my eyes closed. This is the way it is with the light of God’s presence. Your eyes are closed; but if you open your spiritual eye by meditation, you will behold Him shining within you and everywhere.
We see our own spirit reflected back in all of creation and the Spirit behind all of creation reflected back in us.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world—the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Meditation must be entered into with pure intent and infinite patience. God will respond in God’s time, not yours.
Striving, striving, one day behold! the Divine Goal!
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.