Why Meditate?

As I continue to research on how to transform painful manifestations into healing, meditation keeps coming up.  In a recent Facebook message by David (from the Global Brain Project http://www.projectglobalbrain.com/) after this past Saturdays weekly global meditation, I found a way to explain some serious benefits of meditation, not only to others, but to myself (since I tend to require lots of explaining so I can really claim it and remember it). Here is what he had to share…

“Mind and body are not separate entities. They are one unit and influences on one aspect of that unit have effects on many other aspects. Although our experience with meditation might be one of deep relaxation of both mind and body, its effects are manifold. That deep relaxation indicates the experience of higher levels of consciousness. That, however, is only half of it for that level of consciousness is linked to a particular region of the nervous system which influences the thoughts that arise in that zone. Actively interfacing with such a deep level of the nervous system releases deep stresses that would otherwise probably never be released. Every time a stress is eliminated, consciousness becomes a freer and more liberated entity within the life of the individual.”

“At the same time, the nervous system becomes stronger, more capable and more responsive. In such a state, it is possible for the higher consciousness that one experiences after meditation to be assimilated by the nervous system. This is accomplished by engaging in gentle activity following meditation. The key word here is ‘gentle.’ Time to make yourself a cup of tea, perhaps? When this fine layer of higher consciousness becomes integrated into your nervous system it becomes a part of you, yours for ever. This is true evolution.” by David from the Global Brain Project

I hope this is as helpful to you as it is to me.



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