About Christian Meditation
Christian meditation finds mention in the Holy Bible. Many Christian leaders have emphasized on the need to meditate on God’s Word.
Christian meditation differs greatly from eastern meditation in that the latter is a more personalized experience than a religious one. Eastern meditation is all about letting go of the ego and becoming like an empty vessel so that the supreme energy can flow in.
Christian meditation on the other hand is a religious experience and does not promote a deviation from what has been written in the Holy Scriptures. Meditation, as mentioned in the Bible, is aimed at developing a deeper understanding and relationship with God, refer to a specific verse in 1 Timothy 4:15, KJV, which puts it this way: "Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all".
The purpose of Christian meditation is to still the heart and mind and open them to the principles of the faith. Accordingly, there is a lot of emphasis on prayer and reading. So while eastern practices focus on going beyond the mind Western meditation aims at stilling the mind for a closer experience, or relationship with God, as mentioned in the verse, "Be still and know that I am God," (Psalm 46:10, KJV).
There are many benefits of practicing Christian meditation, the foremost being to develop a deeper relationship with God. Consistent practice of Christian meditation can lead to a more balanced life with an overall improvement in an individual’s emotional and metal well-being. The saying "you are what you think", forms the basis of Christian meditation and is the reference point for everyday living and relating with others.
Be a light to others and you wont stumble on your own path. Meditation is a process of careful thought consideration.
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