Nowadays, knowledge is pretty overrated. There isn’t much knowledge-wise you can’t find out in seconds with the right Internet search. But wisdom is inestimable. And there may be no better way to get it than spiritual meditation…
This type of meditation fortifies you against the only real enemy you face on this pathway: yourself.
Spiritual meditation allows you to relinquish those bad habits, limiting beliefs and distractions that keep you from achieving a life of meaning. It allows you to create a vision of your good, program both your conscious and subconscious minds for that outcome, and take daily actions that bring you closer to manifesting it.
The key is practicing meditation that is grounded in real spirituality, not rote religious practices. Don’t be like the fundamentalists who worship creeds, doctrines, and dogma, but don’t actually live the principles they are forever braying to the world.
Wisdom is the study of truth, not dead formalities, willful ignorance, and sanctimonious judgment. The way of wisdom is the ability to perceive truth, and then realize it by daily practice.
I think it starts with how you begin your day. Are you reading a newspaper filled with drama? Watching a morning television show packed with breathless sensationalism? Are you feeding your body dead food substitutes or living foods that provide you energy?
Spiritual meditation and self-control are inseparable. This practice is the roadmap to releasing that which no longer serves us, and replacing it with that which does. It gives you the calm, detached and impartial ability to see yourself with truth.
We all can appreciate a morning of drowsy indulgence now and then. But the person on the way of wisdom understands the power of those precious hours of the silent mornings and makes the most of them.
So how you doing on that?