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Create a sacred space where you can reflect on your life
Your sacred space is any private little spot you can call your own. Now is the time to start thinking how you might create such a space for yourself. Is there any room in your house where you could sit and meditate and have complete privacy whenever you need it? Is there a place in your garden? Your sacred space could be a room, a portion of a room, a table, a shelf, or any space that you can claim as your own. (...)
Your sacred space must be yours alone
(...) If they insist on hanging around the perimeter for now, that's okay, as long as they don't come inside.
Dedicating Your Space
To make your space truly sacred, it must be dedicated to you and you alone. Others may be invited to join you in spirit, but that decision is only yours to make. (...)
What benefits to expect from meditation
(...) When you meditate, you are taking time out from preoccupations, worries, distractions, demands, and other pressures, and creating a quiet space where you can find peace, groundedness, energy, aliveness, and, most important, new answers.
In that very special place of quiet, many people make their first connection to a true feeling of spirituality, or reconnect to past spiritual experiences that somehow got lost.
Use Meditation to Get Answers
The two questions I always ask myself are: "What did I come here to learn?" "What did I come here to teach?" These are my questions. (...)
The three types of soul and the concepts of heaven and hell
(...) " Is it possible in today's scientific age to believe in these traditional concepts of reward and punishment for the soul' Are the benefits of spiritual fitness in this life not enough that we must believe in reward and punishment for our souls in the Hereafter'
These are difficult questions, but the answers are often found within. They are, in reality, non-issues to those who are committed to being spiritually fit. Why must the intelect seek proof that it is scientifically possible for the universe as we know it now (including what we do nott currently know about it) to be one day transformed into Heaven and Hell? Is such a "supernatural" act possible? Can science provide conclusive evidence, will it, in our lifetime? Is it fair even to expect this? Heaven and Hell are a universe unto themselves, quite apart from the current material and physical world to which we are accustomed. (...)
How to grade the soul
(...) We can reflect, as does the Qur'an, on the birth of a new day that will never come back; "0 Lord, You have not created all this without purpose, all glory be to You." At night we can meditate on a spiritual balance sheet of the past day. How has our faith grown, How helpful were we to others' And, do we have the will to do better tomorrow' The satisfaction, indeed the sweetness, of our achievement toward spiritual fitness will make that evaluation an enjoyable process, for tasks like this create beautiful moments in our hearts that give our lives meaning and value. (...)
What is the highest degree of happiness and success
Nietzsche (1122310844-1900) made the famous statement, "He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how." Through spiritual fitness we can transcend time and space and achieve true inner happiness, independently of other people and the physical world. Very often we meet with incidents and situations in life that make us unhappy. (...)
What you can do to achieve peace of mind and let go of suffering
(...) Because of them, we lose hope and trust. And because of them we lose our ability to lovel our Maker, ourselves, life, our families and our friends.
Suffering is a state experienced in relation to our physical, mental or spiritual being. (...)
A few words about health and healing
(...) The effect of spiritual Atness thus goes beyond mental health to include physical health as well. "Ignoring religion is crazy," said Dr. Dale Matthews, professor of medicine at Georgetown University in Washington. (...)
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