Do you need to prepare for a mediation?
Updated: Apr 7, 2019
Meditation provides dozens of benefits, but you don’t have to take a class to get started. In fact, I’m going to suggest that you don’t have to prepare. There is only one thing you need to do in order to meditate…Do It!
How in the world do I meditate if I don’t know what it is? When you were learning how to walk, there was a natural progression from sitting, kneeling, standing and eventually walking. Meditation is similar to learning how to walk. The good news is that you have already done the preparation and you are now ready.
But I’m Catholic (Christian) and isn’t mediation considered the work of the devil? From a religious standpoint, there are three types of mediation or mental prayer: vocal prayer, meditation and contemplative prayer. In my previous life as a Franciscan, meditation was built into our daily schedule. From the Catechism, CCC 2708, “meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion and desire. This mobilization of faculties is necessary in order to deepen our convictions of faith, prompt the conversion of our heart, and strengthen our will to follow Christ.” So, no, meditation is not the work of the devil. It’s an ancient form of prayer used to attain a greater understanding of the mysteries of God.
Meditation is nothing more than Focus, Recognize, Converse, and Commit. Whether you’re being drawn to discover a deeper union with God, or you are connecting deeper with the Universe, meditation can be a vehicle carrying you towards your destination.
I hope you have a lovely day living in Balance through Compassion!