Learn Why Meditation Is Not Escapism

learn why meditation isn't escapsim
Not so long ago, I heard quite a few people saying that we must take action, that too many people are just ‘meditating’ on life. It seems that the true understanding of  meditation has been lost!

Meditation isn’t there to help you escape from your worries and concerns about the world, although this is usually what attracts most people to seek it out in the first place.

Rather it’s about liberation! It is an awakener and transformer of consciousness!

As one goes inward, one reaches outward, this is the key thing to understand… yin and yang… one follows the other, like night and day.

We are all being called to reach inward, to find precious inner resources, so we can all – together – help shape a magnificent, new paradigm; we can call this process of going inwards “meditation”.

Meditation has a vital role to play in the awakening consciousness of this planet. The act of meditating is not a separate event, isolated from ‘what we do’ in our day to day lives.

The purpose of meditation is to help the individual find the real self, and achieve a quiet, calm rooted-ness that is unshakeable. A mountain cannot be jettisoned around like a leaf in the wind.

Meditation allows an individual to tap his or her highest potential. It helps an individual to remember the truth of his or her being – and what is that truth??

That we are the waves of one sea.

Meditation is about finding stillness and, paradoxically, taking action from that inner stillness.

There are many ways to meditate.

The person who is truly doing meditation will experience a sense of interconnectedness and oneness with all of life, and will thus feel compelled to take action to help life progress.

He will want to help his fellow neighbour… she will want to help her community… we will all want to take ‘right action’, and thus help the world.

Going to a yoga class, which we can call active meditation, is not about escapism. If you are meditating, whether practising asanas on the yoga mat or doing some other form of meditation, be alert to your intention. Notice if you trying to escape your challenges, your troubles… or if you are willing to face them and transmute them!

Notice if meditation brings you into a state of compassion for self and others. If so, you will feel compelled to move into right action after a period of stillness.

Conversely, there are still many today who are taking action to compensate for their own vibrational misalignment. They have no awareness of their Higher Self. This type of action is, at best, ineffective. At its worst, it is draining!

If you are not aware of your connection to the All-That-Is, you will run around trying to be of service but you are unable to truly give because you are giving from the small self, and not the Greater Self.

So, meditate first, then take action.

March 10, 2014

Jaime Tanna

Jaime Tanna is an international teacher and energy therapist specialising in the healing arts. As the visionary founder and director of Energy Therapy, Jaime is an experienced Spiritual Teacher/Mentor, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, Sound Healer and Intuitive, and brings a wide array of different skills to the healing table. Coming from a family of pharmacists and doctors, Jaime grew up with a strong allopathic model of the world but quickly saw the limitations of that paradigm. Today, with clients and students throughout the world, Jaime specialises in personal and spiritual development, yoga and meditation, and clearing and rebalancing the human energy field inspiring clients and students to connect to their deepest being to create a life lived on purpose, and with joy!

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