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Sunday, 03 April 2016 11:36

Fear of the Future

 

Question:

 

Over the past several years I have been challenged socially and financially.  I have very limited resources and my mind seems focused on fears rather than on the future. 

 

 

I am also worried that past mistakes and nasty people whom I have left behind will come back to haunt me.

 

How can I change my mind-set so that I can focus on the future?

 

 

Published in Spiritual Development

Meditation is a means of resolving your own issues.  God does not take responsibility for your decisions, but rather equips you to make better decisions.

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Published in Spiritual Development
Friday, 09 May 2014 05:59

How to Meditate

 

 

Here are guidelines on how to meditate.  

Should your eyes be open or closed?  How must you sit? How must you breathe?

You don't need to be an expert to experience the calm, relaxing state of meditation.

Just follow these basic steps and you will be off to a good start.

Click on this link to download the recording, and then save it on your computer.

 

Published in Meditations
Thursday, 02 January 2014 07:26

How Can Meditation Help Me Reach God?

I have recently discovered meditation and have been meditating for twenty minutes daily for the past two months.  I have already experienced some wonderful benefits, for example an increase in my confidence and realizing that I was going to do something wrong before I did it.

I have tried very hard to reach the deep meditative stage where I can directly connect with God and get answers to my questions.  At the moment I am going through a lot of changes in terms of my career, and I am really worried about making wrong decisions.  I feel that no matter how hard I try to connect to God to get help with these decisions, He is just not there.

What is the process for connecting to God?  I am worried that I have selected the wrong career and want God's opinion before it is too late.

Published in Spiritual Development
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 06:57

You Can Run, but You Cannot Hide

We like to flippantly refer to good karma and bad karma, but is there any truth in karma?  What is karma?  Can I change my karma?

My search for answers to these questions has provided me with interesting information.  For example, I have always thought of karma as Buddhism or something that is unique to Buddhism.  Since I am not an expert on this philosophy, I have kind of left it there.

But important things tend to come back to us time and again (karma?), and my curiosity was stimulated to the extent that I did some reading about Buddhism and karma.  And guess what?  I discovered that the same concept is expressed in many diverse sources, including Buddhist texts.

Published in Spiritual Development
Sunday, 01 December 2013 16:15

Meditation or Prayer? How About Both?

There was a time when 'meditation or no meditation?' was a serious issue for me.  I come from a Protestant background where in my (admittedly biased) view prayer was a practice of reciting long-winded and important-sounding words.  I struggled for years with the concept of prayer.  It did not make sense to me that in church other people should pray on my behalf - but then I thought that was just me being the rebel again, and I kept quiet about it.

Outside of church I read books about prayer, and the prayers of other people.  Still, I had this feeling that something was missing.  Eventually I gave up on figuring out what prayer is about and just got on with life.

Of course I had conversations in my mind with God, but none of the books that I read described these conversations as prayer.  The conversations were also quite one-sided, because I told God

Published in Meditation Coaching

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