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Be Still

What happens when you meditate is a very personal experience; no two people will have the same feelings during meditation. But what is your goal in meditation? Is it to work out a problem, find your path in life or just be still?
 
No matter what you do in your meditation, stillness should be your ultimate goal. It’s within stillness that you find your core and open yourself up to creativity. One editor for The Economic Times in India wrote an op-ed about the importance of this meditative stillness and explains that it’s not just about physically sitting still in meditation, but mentally and spiritually being still that yields the most benefits.  [The Economic Times]

Posted: 4/10/08