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Meditation benefits

 

From The I Ching or Book Of Changes
by Brian Browne Walker:

KEEPING STILL, MOUNTAIN

Still your emotions through meditation.

Quiet your emotions so that you can think clearly.  To answer the clamorings of the ego with action now is to invite misfortune.  The I Ching counsels nonaction and the stilling of the emotions through meditation.

It is the nature of having a body to have strong feelings and impulses.  However, if we allow our thinking to be controlled by them, we cannot act with the gentleness, neutrality, and graceful wisdom of the Sage.  Instead, we move rashly when we ought to remain fluid.  Therefore it is necessary to quiet the body and its inferior elements so our thoughts and actions may be clear and balanced.

Three things are advised.  First, sit quietly in a self-supporting position with your back straight and eyes closed.  Second, observe the flow of your emotions.  Do not judge or resist them; the simple practice of watching them come, linger, and go without acting on them allows you to gradually separate them from your thought processes.  Third, turn your inner conflicts over to the Deity for resolution.

The help of the Higher Power is only made available to those who ask for it in a disciplined way, who make an offering of their stillness and mindfulness.  Through meditation we reduce the influence of the inferior elements and make possible for the Sage to assist us.  Keep still as a mountain now and you will be rewarded with good fortune.

blessings,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

The I Ching has survived for thousands and thousands of years in many different forms.  It is regarded as the foundation text of Chinese wisdom and philosophy and was instrumental to sages such as Confucius, whose education and teachings were formed by it.

It is a living, breathing oracle, a patient and all-seeing teacher who can be relied upon for flawless advice at every turning point in our lives.

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