Meditation is focusing on a scene, an incident, a fact or fiction or anything. It brings the object closer to the light of mind and makes the mind see the nature of the object distinctly. When the mind is able to see things, thoughts originate from it.
If the thoughts are good, the person will be good and if the thoughts are bad, the person will be bad. Meditation induces us to discover the presence of God, who resides within us. It creates in us a change of attitude and subsequently a change of character. It helps us answer our life’s deepest aspirations.
Meditation helps one experience freshness in life and to live in unity with God. Meditation has the power to bring about an inner transformation in us and move us to change our habits and quality of life. It sets a galaxy of actions aright by setting aright our minds.
What is the core of meditation? It is silence. Silence is doing nothing but just sitting in a wordless prayer, gazing out, going for a walk, breathing deeply, taking naps and expecting nothing but peace of mind.
Correct answers are obtained as we encounter our real self in the depth of our being during meditation. Once our real self gets the reason for our existence on earth and the purpose of our life are discerned through meditation, our life blossoms into a lovely flower.
It no longer seems to be boring or meaningless and we begin to love the world as God would love it. Meditation serves as an authentic encounter with God.
A kite made of paper and reed rises high, thanks to the thread. Similarly, our heart is enkindled by the thread of meditation to rise above the dust of this world. Sins are burnt down by the fire of the Holy Spirit and our mind becomes free from the accumulated weight of sins.
Whether it is Vipasana, Rajyoga, Zen, Lectio Divina, Transcendental, or any other form of meditation; the real purpose behind giving oneself in prayer is to actualise God within oneself.