It’s holiday time and most of us likely are shopping our hearts and wallets away. Or at least curiously watching the deals out there. One thing we do not do is try and understand what shopping can do to our spiritual ascent. Most people think that excessive shopping is a sign of being a shopaholic or indulging in material pursuits. But it’s much beyond that.
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Meditation unites us in the Age of Division
Each of us is inexorably shaped by the environment of which we are a part. Our language, culture, politics and belief systems are all influenced by where we are born and how we are brought up to view the world. This process of relative conditioning affects all of us in varying degrees and is a major factor in the emergence of the “Age of Division” in which we find ourselves today.
Where does the solution lie?
How meditation helps in being balanced and grounded
While meditation has a number of benefits, we at Sahaja, are unique in bringing out some unusual benefits you may not commonly hear about with the scores of other forms of meditation in the market. That is because Sahaja is a very deep, holistic and intricate practice. It works at the deepest levels inside you – your subtle energy system of chakras – to produce multiple benefits.
A while ago, we explained how meditation can help avoid lethargy within you.
Today, we’d like to share another uncommon benefit – strategies on how to use meditation for becoming more balanced and grounded. What makes this discussion even more interesting is that most people have some sort of vague and generic understanding of what those two terms really mean or will feel like. And admittedly, it’s more cool these days to say “My meditation just blew away my stress” than tell someone “Meditation helps me stay grounded”. The latter remark is sure to raise some eyebrows even though it is a much more sustainable and longer-term benefit and positive outcome.
We’d like to define them in a very practical way and how you can experience the benefits of being balanced and grounded on an everyday basis.
The top 3 benefits of meditation simplified
Earlier today, I was conducting a meditation session for a group at Youngstown Ohio when I tried to simplify and summarize the benefits of meditation. It occurred to me that sometimes life needs to be very simple.
While we all are looking for something out of it, at Sahaja Online we undertook an endeavor to unearth every possible benefit, the scientific backing behind it and shared it all with you.
But can we provide a simplistic view of the top 3 benefits? A simple upshot of what is possible with meditation? Here it is.
How to focus on Spiritual Evolution
Intellectual and spiritual evolution are not the same
How does one measure spiritual evolution? If someone asked you “How spiritually evolved are you?”, what will your answer be? And how do you justify your answer?
Tough questions, hardly any doubt. More than that, these are very subtle and very much subject to an individual’s interpretation of their his or her goal in life and also interests and passion.
Those who think they are spiritually evolved and mature can very easily fall into the trap of confusing spiritual evolution with intellectual evolution. The latter is straightforward. Human civilization has made amazing advances in every area, especially in the last 100 years. Our lives and living standards have been transformed compared to our ancestors. It feels like technology modernization is running away from us, so fast that we cannot even catch up.
In many ways, the collective worldview is also a lot more mature. For the most part, people agree on many fundamental tenets without any dispute or disagreements – for instance, racism is not a good thing. Nor is sexual harassment. Peace and negotiations are always better than any kind of war. Basic human rights and freedom of speech should not be denied to anyone.
A few centuries ago, or even a few decades ago, all these weren’t a given. We were still trying to find a mature and acceptable view of these topics.
But could one say that we have spiritually evolved and are much better off than we were decades or centuries ago?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. In fact, the bad news is that we may even be worse off than we were decades or centuries ago. Why is it so?
Nourish your mind, body and soul
Sahaja meditation distills the secrets of the ancient Eastern yogis into a simple, scientifically-proven practice. With Sahaja, you can experience dozens of immediate and long-term rewards that primarily fall into 3 categories…
- Promotes health and well-being
- Improves character and personality
- Helps you achieve self-transcendence or fulfillment of a higher purpose in life
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Most Sahaja benefits are scientifically measurable. Here at Sahaja Online, you’ll find the largest online storehouse of scientific evidence supporting the clinically-proven effects of Sahaja, including:
- Healing and emotional, mental and physical health and well-being
- Psychological benefits such as improved self-esteem, self-awareness, mindfulness and emotional intelligence
- Cognitive improvement such as focus, productivity, decision-making, creativity and more
Sahaja is for everyone
Sahaja welcomes people of all ages, faiths and nationalities. Our classes are always free and available for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced meditators.
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