A Christian meditation

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Instruction

Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Be still ... and become reverent. That is, to see God's creation just as He deemed it to be, not as we would have it be.

We start each meditation session by reminding ourselves of our intention: to come into reverence with God's guidance.

Begin by taking a couple of deep breaths and then just relax into stillness. As thoughts, emotions, or body sensations arise we just notice them. We don't push them away or grab onto them whether they are pleasant or unpleasant.

After noticing each thought or emotion or body sensation, we say to ourselves mentally "Let this go and let God - Thy will be done" and then gently focus our attention on our breath.

We might feel our breath in our chest, stomach, or even in our nostrils. Repeat this process (notice, "let go - let God", focus on breath) for about one minute longer than is comfortable. The goal is to get to about 20 minutes at which time the brain begins to change neurologically.

Always take what you get from each session remembering that God is leading.

Barriers to a good practice

Remember God will guide if you will let Him. Meditation is just barrier removal - removing how we think it ought to be and coming to see how it is as God created it - ending up in reverence for God and his beautiful creation.

May the Lord shower you with His mercy and bless your affairs with His guidance.

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