The pressures and bustle of modern life have intensified over the years and many seek escape into a state of peace or freedom from stress. We might be aware that we can find this within ourselves in special moments. Through the practices of Mindfulness and Meditation we can find a way of stabilising these special moments and integrating them into our daily life.
The practice of Mindfulness leading to silent meditation, recommended by many therapists, is not a modern fad. Mindfulness practices may seem to offer ‘new’ hopes and remedies but these do in fact reflect and are a manifestation of a perennial and universal wisdom, one that is perhaps found in all the major religions and philosophies.
Among the many aspects that Mindfulness and Meditation have in common is the necessity of practice. Like acquiring any other skill, the essence of meditation is that it becomes a way of life, not an occasional or one-off experience. We grow and cultivate the fruits of inner peace, stability and centered presence through practice. Commitment and self-discipline are both the way and the reward.
If you are interested in Meditation please visit the website of the World Community for Christian Meditation.