If I had to summarize in one word what the game of life is about, I would say “Awareness”. That is all there is. Here at the Yes 2 Life! Studio, we conduct a weekend program, TravelLight, where we teach you how to improve the experience of your life without changing anything on the outside.
Today, sharing a beautiful post from one of our modern day spiritual masters – Om Swami. In the past month, I attended a four day meditation camp at his ashram and had the privilege of meeting him, listening to his discourses and jokes and simply experiencing him.
When anyone asks me about what are the effects of meditation, I always give them standard answers such as improves sleep, reduces anxiety, introduces peace and calm, one feels fresh and relaxed, reduces blood pressure, etc. While each of these effects is real and important, today I want to talk about what in my opinion is THE most important benefit of meditation. Meditation cleanses the energy body. In fact, this is the purpose of meditation – to clear the energy body; all the other things mentioned above happen as a result of that.
Imagine going for an intense run, being totally tired and then sitting down on a comfortable patch of grass under the cool shade of a tree to rest. What happens to the body when you do that? The body just lets go of all control of your legs, arms, fingers, toes – everything and simply sinks into the ground just content and happy to soak into this experience of just being and not moving. Meditation – if done in the right way provides the same type of opportunity to the mind field or what is commonly called as the energy body.
The best part of my day is listening to my six year old son’s take on how his day was. It usually involves superhero appearances, him rescuing his friends from bullies, bouts of laughter fueled by the simplest of jokes and magical powers of his power ranger tattoos.
As I lie down every night I think about my own childhood fantasies and how “real” the world has gotten as I have grown up. I have come to realize that as we grow up, our understanding of reality, while important, is the biggest deterrent to achieving our purpose.