Daily Dose for the Soul

Meditation

Meditation as passed down from the first meditator, Shiva, to an unbroken lineage of siddhas over countless years is the real meditation. In the Yogic tradition, Shiva is not a myth but the first guru. The path of meditation is not just a feel-good five minute exercise. It is a systematic approach to wipe off the tendencies that you’ve been carrying along with you over countless lifetimes. We get angry when we don’t want to. We go astray even with all the right intentions. We cheat, we lie, we deceive, we put on a mask of falsity. We step out wearing a smile trying to impress others, aware but ignorant that they too are sailing in the same boat as us. Nevertheless, we say things we would rather not, we do tings we’d better not. Why? Our tendencies fuel, if not create, our habits, desires and temperament. Someone with the tendency to dominate has the urge to gain more power. A person leaning towards the tendency of seeking attention feels the desire to have more fame. Someone with the natural tendency of possessiveness feels more jealous. A man born with the tendency to lack feels more envious than others.

Our proclivities, impressions of consciousness, or call them tendencies, are at the root of our desires. They propel us to take action. The results of our actions determine the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of our desires which further drive our emotions. And our emotional state makes us feel the way we do about ourselves, others and the world around us.

Reference : A Million Thoughts. Om Swami.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Meditation as you said is really a very big element in the lives of people who do it. It helped me so much in life to get clarity in my thoughts and to understand the decisions that I make. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

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    1. Garima says:

      Meditation is a powerful and natural treatment for people who suffer from depression and anxiety. Meditation will improve your health by strengthening your immune system, reducing your blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels.

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      1. Garima says:

        ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  2. Meditation has always been the best thing to keep your soul calm and peaceful… nice post …

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  3. You are right. Meditative practices were taught by Lord Shiva, to the Saptha Rishis. And, meditation helps in many ways, from getting aware of our TRUE SELVES to, getting liberated from the repetitive cycles of birth and death and arriving at mukthi…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Garima says:

      ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ well said.

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  4. pranabaxom says:

    “A man born with the tendency to lack feels more envious than others.”- what do you mean by tendency to lack?

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    1. Garima says:

      Figure of speech that is…it means someone who always look at what is lacking in life rather than being grateful for what they have.

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      1. pranabaxom says:

        Thanks for the clarification.

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      2. Garima says:

        Most welcome.

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  5. pranabaxom says:

    “A man born with the tendency to lack feels more envious than others.” – please clarify what do you mean by a man born with the tendency to lack?

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  6. Wyclif Musau says:

    As a poet we all have to meditate ๐Ÿ˜š

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    1. Garima says:

      Meditation teaches the power of focus and concentration to quiet Your busy minds, freeing you from the constant thoughts of Worry and Fret over the Unknown.

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  7. I love doing meditation. It’s like my soul loves every minute of it.

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    1. Garima says:

      I agree Pratibha and can relate to this. By calming and clearing the mind, meditation taps us into a deeper sense of well-being, hope, love, and inspiration that is innate in all of us. Meditation also helps us clear out our mental chatter so we can be spontaneous and creative in the moment.

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      1. Yes, it did all of those and I realized peace, love, prosperity all begin with our inner self-contentment. I only wish, if I knew it earlier.

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      2. GS says:

        ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Now you do ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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