“Flowing water never stagnates, and the hinges of an active door never rust. This is due to movement. The same principle applies to essence and energy. If the body does not move, essence does not flow. When essence does not flow, energy stagnates.”
Confucius, from Spring and Autumn Annals
The fruits of meditation can only be realised through practice. This practice can bring about great peace and calm in one’s life, refreshment to the physical body and strengthen the focus of the mind. The goal of meditation is not only in receiving these many benefits during meditation but in bringing about a more permanent meditative self-presence and “oneness” in your everyday life.
Disciplined and patient practice will lead us to experience a greater capacity for love, increased ability to master our lives, a strong connection to the Light and the potential to awaken spiritually.
Unsurprisingly a lot of the benefits of Meditation compliment those of Tai Chi and Chi Kung. However, Meditation also offers a powerhouse of additional benefits. It:
You can practice anywhere, anytime, or throughout your whole day, and no special clothing or equipment is required. The power of a practice is given to it by the person who practices it and not by the practice itself.
We must develop our practice from a mental exercise into a spiritual one, raising our consciousness and opening our capacity to experience true inner joy and love.