Seeking hope in meditation. Is meditation religious?

What is it with us fragile, vulnerable, deeply alone inhabitants if this Earth? How urgently irrefutable, we crave certainty in terms of continuum of life in some form.A knowing. With our organised religions the concept of an afterlife feels like an ingeniously insidious idea, a big con, the great man-made construct that ropes us in and binds us to servitude. Yet are religions trying to explain a mystery of life……………….The question:whether to believe in that abrupt nothingness,( when we are made raw by the death of a loved one)or the idea of a journey more wondrous and peace filled than anything ever before experienced.

Craving certainty in an uncertain world. In the end the journey must be made by you. You , the experiencer and the experience.

Meditation is called practice – because it is an ever-renewing process.When everything else has turned away from you or you have turned away or outgrown most of lifes experiences the path of meditation, closer to you than your next breath, that is your next breath, will give you hope , constancy and peace. the world and it’s ways, the dance of life goes on around you and through you , but the still centre within remains untouched and ever renewing


About lorraine

After a nasty fall from my bicycle, coming home from high school, I began suffering from migraines. After a term of Chiropractic adjustments, which helped but did not entirely stop the migraine headaches, my parents in desperation sent me to yoga classes, The only available evening class in our area was filled with pregnant women. I felt out of place as a shy teenager, but persevered. adjustment,breathing, meditation and yoga proved the only therapy that bought relief from the headaches. Feeling well I got on with life, married moved from my home town and forgot the daily yoga practices and there benefits. Coming back to Yoga and meditation helped me manage during the time of my father's Cancer. and death. Later when my Husband became ill the natural decision was to qualify as a Yoga, meditation teacher to further assist others through the difficult times of illness and recovery or death. I have now been benefiting from the science and art of Yoga, Meditation for well over twenty five years.
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One Response to Seeking hope in meditation. Is meditation religious?

  1. Jnana Hodson says:

    Of course meditation is religious. It’s prayer! (There’s even a Greek term for the kind of prayer that opens us to listen, rather than try to tell the Holy One everything.)


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