Meditation completely unnerves some people. I understand why. If I asked you to sit perfectly still and empty your mind or (worse yet) concentrate on one thing for longer than 30 seconds, I wonder how many of you could do it. I don’t think I could, but I certainly want to try.
I just came across this article for Ode Magazine: “The Real Reason You Don’t Meditate and How to Overcome It”. It reveals why meditation is such a scary word.
In my experience, when we make a commitment to quiet down and go within, two kinds of fear arise. The first is that our suppressed negative emotions will rise to the surface and cause us pain. The second fear emerges once we’ve become adept at meditation and reflection. It’s that if we continue plumbing our own depths, we’ll lose our identity and everything that supports it.
Read the full story on Ode Magazine‘s website.
When you overcome the fear of it, there is tremendous strength and insight in stillness. It’s our quiet time with God and with ourselves. We certainly need to get reacquainted with each other.
Do you meditate? If so, how and why?
Meditation on Beliefnet