“Meditation elevates the soul from the body, mind, and intellect to absolute peace and bliss.”–Amma
This year I
resolve to will sit in meditation for at least 30 minutes everyday for the entire year. (#sit365) I have been sitting everyday for about 40 minutes for the last 5 months and have seen tremendous changes in my life. I can’t imagine what the effects of 17 months of daily meditation will be.
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him” Psalms 37:7
One of the surprising side-effects of this daily practice has been the introduction of meditation to my sons. Although they won’t sit with me for 40 minutes, they do understand that Daddy has to meditate everyday. Rather than ask, “Daddy, will you sleep with me?” my two year old commands, “Daddy med-tate by my bed.”
My 5 year old loves the anime show “.” He often asks me, “How many hours a day do you have to meditate if you want to move earth, Daddy?” or “How strong would you be if you meditated for one month?” (He means 24/7 for 30 days straight.)
Although they won’t sit for longer than a minute, when I tell them to meditate, they sit down, cross their legs, put their hands together, close their eyes, and think about inner peace–they learned “inner peace” from Kung Fu Panda. I’m thrilled that they already know how to meditate and the benefits of meditation. I can’t think of a better thing to teach my sons.
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