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12-Sep-2012

Channeling the River

Mind and Meditation

Imagine a river flowing powerfully through the land. Your mind is like that river—carrying your thoughts, memories, ideas and self-awareness through the landscape of your Being. You can harness the power of your mind, in order to nurture your body, mind and spirit just as water nourishes the plants. Your mind acts as a powerful ally to help you achieve your goals and dreams. Unchecked, it can reap destruction, much like a flood.

Meditation is a time-tested technique for controlling the flow of the mind. Over the ages, yogis and sages have developed ways to channel the mind’s power for healing and inner peace. Today, you can spend time and money on self-help courses, therapy and doctors, but meditation can be a daily practice to bring to bear all the gifts that the mind has to offer. You can grow your perceptions, feelings and visions in a way that will shower you with calmness, clarity and purpose. So pull up your meditation mat, engage your mind and flow gently down the stream.

Recommended: How to Meditate – A Practical Guide by Kathleen McDonald and The 21 Stages of Meditation by Gurucharan Singh Khalsa PhD

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