Even though Christian meditation is a fairly old practice it’s a new concept for the modern day Christian. Many believers grew up believing that meditation was ungodly or dangerous. But if you were to do a thorough research, you would find that this just isn’t true.
Wow. I love this term. We’re all very aware of detoxing our bodies, but we’ll allow our minds to be filled with all types of filth and never clean them out. I hear people sometimes say that meditation is emptying of the mind, to which confirm, yes, we all need a little mind emptying because
I am glad you are interested in incorporating meditation into your life as I believe it is one of the best decisions you can make regardless of your religious affiliation. That being said, there are many types of meditation that produce various types of results or outcomes. So number one, I would determine what you
My dear friend. You do not have to live with depression as a student in college or otherwise. Some depression is caused by a chemical imbalance and then you’d need to see a doctor; however, 90% of depression stems from the negative thoughts and destructive mindsets that parade around in our head. I know because
Although relaxation and sleeping can have a calming effect upon your mind, they differ from meditation. Meditation is a discipline. The purpose of meditation is to create more peace and joy in your life by training your mind and learning to detaching from your thoughts. This allows us to live our life more purposefully than
Typically I tell people that the only bad meditation is the one that you don’t do. You will find that each experience can be different. For example, sometimes when you meditate, your mind may be relatively still. Other times, your mind may be so distracted and preoccupied that you struggle through the entire process. Both
Being mindful is being aware. Aware of both your internal (thoughts, emotions) and external environments throughout the day. When we are practicing mindfulness, we are not lost in the daydreams of our mind during our day. Instead, we are fully present and living in the here and the now. Practicing mindfulness is a discipline. To
What Would Be One Book About Your Faith That You Would Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Practice the Same Faith?
I would recommend the book Jesus Calling if you’re interested in reading a book about faith. Jesus Calling is a daily devotional that includes inspired messages from God. As you read it, you literally feel as though God is speaking just to you. The messages all center around spending quiet time with God, trusting Him,
Being mindful is being aware. Aware of both your internal (thoughts, emotions) and external environments. When we are practicing mindfulness, we are not lost in the daydreams of our mind. Instead, we are fully present and living in the here and the now. Practicing mindfulness is a discipline. To start, simply pay attention to the
Here is an article I wrote on being a Spiritual Christian, please see below. This article should help you define Christian spirituality. Aren’t all Christians spiritual? That seems like an odd question. Most would equate spirituality with Christianity, yet it’s possible to possess one and not the other. So what are the differences and what characteristics
Meditation, specifically Christian meditation, has probably had the single most impact on my life. I believe that meditation whether Christian or not, can affect different aspects of your life. Before I discovered meditation, being still, and taking charge of my thought life, I suffered from a debilitating depression. I pretty much stumbled upon meditation one
Generally when starting to meditate the mind is very busy and tries to pull us away with many internal and external distractions. Using an anchor like a sacred word, the breath, or even a scripture can help us to quiet the mind and stay in the present moment. After about 10 minutes the mind tends
Christian and eastern meditation is very different in both their objectives and methods.
Yesterday I went to a daylong meditation retreat. I believe taking time out to pause, reflect, and reconnect with myself and Father God is essential to my well-being. Everything in the world is pulling us away from Christ and from building our lives in a spiritual foundation. If we don’t take charge of building our
What is your normal? For many of us our normal is low-grade anxiety, stress running in the background of our lives, that we’ve become so accustomed to that that we live with it or don’t even recognize it anymore. For others, it is a myriad of activities, or events that are never ending. Never taking