What is Meditation?


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Dec 18, 2006
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By: Robert Morgen

Meditation is simply the art of focusing on any given subject with total concentration. There are many systems and styles of meditation, approached with varying degrees of formality. All are useful for various folks for various reasons, and discovering which one is right for you can be an interesting journey.

Meditation has been used universally around the world for the entirety of human existence. Evidence from writings, paintings and folklore show that humans of every culture have been able to clear their minds, focus their intent and touch and use the energy around them since the dawn of our species.

While many of the modern meditation techniques are attributed to Eastern influences and teachings, the practice of meditation in shamanism, pagan rites and modern religions is well documented.

Intimidated by meditation

It’s been my experience that many people are intimidated by meditation. They tend to see meditation as difficult, or as a chore that should be done simply because it’s good for you.

One of the goals in this book is to show that meditation can be easy, fun and exciting. It can done anywhere and at any time. With practice the student can begin to manifest a wide variety of health, financial and spiritual effects in their life, and also influence the lives of those around them.

That’s not to give the impression that this is an easy path to follow. As one begins to open up to these energies and experiences they begin a process which changes the way they look at the world around them. The diligent seeker will experience cleansings of the body, mind and spirit and find themselves facing challenges that many non-meditators never have to deal with, or even believe in.

With great challenges come great rewards, however. Those drawn to this path will achieve greater connectivity to the energies, people and events that happen around them. They’ll develop new insights, abilities and a more balanced stance through which to view the universe and it’s myriad inhabitants. Increased health and longevity, increased sexual energies and a vastly more relaxed mind and body are just some of the easily measurable advantages of a good meditation practice.

If you’re intrigued and interested in developing your true inner power, then read on, as I’ll get into much more detail about all of that in the following articles.

© 2006 Robert Morgen. This article may be used by anyone, anywhere as long as the author’s bio and links are included.


“What is Meditation?” is an excerpt from Robert Morgen’s new book “Easy Meditation for Martial Artists” (ISBN: 978-0-9773801-3-8 )

Robert Morgen is a Reiki Master who holds a Black Belt in Hoshinjutsu and a Brown Belt in Combat Hapkido. He’s founder of the Mystic Village Online Community at www.mysticvillage.org

He writes a regular column on subtle (or internal) energy for Fight Times Magazine and a column on Kundalini Awakening at Kundalini Awakening Magazine. He’s the author of 3 books and 4 CDs on meditation and energy work.

He’s a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids as well as the International Bujinkan Dojo Association, Canemasters International and the International Combat Hapkido Federation.

You can learn more about his books, Kundalini and Martial Arts Seminars and free events and newsletters at his website at www.mysticwolfpress.com

Article Source: http://www.mysticvillage.org/articles/

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