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The True Power of Meditation

Saturday, July 28, 2012 2:56
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We all know about the benefits of meditation and how it impacts our lives. Long time practitioners swear by it and feel and sense of emptiness when meditation is absent from their lives. In fact if you have been meditating for a long time and suddenly stop even for a day, you are overwhelmed by this intense emptiness.

Meditation is a gradual process. I like to compare it to an oak tree that starts with a simple root. At first, you will hardly, if ever see any changes, but as you keep at it, helping the practice grow, over the years it will transform into an unmovable, unshakable entity that oozes power.

The greatest transformation you will see in your meditation practice, apart from all the physical and mental benefits is one of the supernatural.

Most accomplished practitioners and monks have gained some level of supernormal power due to astute meditation practice. These may be clairvoyance, powers of influence, telepathy and much more. Since meditation removes all ego, practitioners have no need to show off these powers or use them.

Beyond this, meditation has a more subtle but very powerful impact in our lives that comes in the guise of insight. You learn to view things as they truly are and stop attaching emotional biases to situations and people.

Imagine your world free from jealousy, envy, anger, hate, delusion, lust and full of compassion and a genuine desire and inherent happiness to witness your friends, family and acquaintances are happy? It’s a very divine state to be in. The ugly sides of human emotions are not merely controlled but they just don’t arise.

This is an exhilarating sense of freedom and power. You feel no fear or sadness – all your physical and mental ailments instantly disappear, you become highly influential and gather instant respect from those who come into your life.

It’s hard to express this state in words, it has to be experienced and does take dedicated practice to achieve, but I hope this may propel you to start, reignite and diligently continue your meditation practice so you too can experience this divine bliss.



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