Thoughts For Meditation
During your meditation, keep your thoughts and themes simple . two or three
carefully chosen ones are enough. Repeat them gently, giving yourself
plenty of time to explore the feelings behind them. Allow your thoughts to
develop as you now guide yourself in your meditation. Take up two or three
simple themes or phrases as the foundation for your own personal
meditation. While listening to a guided meditation commentary on tape or
CD, which is available at any Brahma Kumaris center, can be helpful in the
early practice of meditation, we encourage you to gradually start creating
your own powerful, positive, thoughts. These will ultimately have more
meaning for you and you will more easily be able to relate to them.
However, on your way to reaching a more confident stage, here are a few
thoughts or themes to help you.
.. I am a subtle point of consciousness, which resides within this body
(situated at the center of the forehead), I bring this body to life every
day, but I am not this body, I am the energy which uses this body to see,
to speak and to hear.
.. I am a soul, a being of light, situated at the center of the forehead,
radiating pure light into my body, out towards others and the world. As I
turn within and remember who I am, I experience my own capacity to have
pure love for all others. It is a benevolent (kind) love that neither wants
nor needs anything in return.
Here are a few thoughts or themes for meditation to help you:
.. I am a being of radiant light, like a star in the night sky reflecting
and radiating light in the darkness of the night. The, light, which
emanates from the heart of me is peaceful and loving. I know not who it
touches, but I know it does touch. It is my gift to the world.
.. I am just a tiny point of pure energy, of light, situated at the center
of the forehead. And within that tiny point lie all my thoughts and my
personality traits. Within the point of light that I am, lie all the
qualities of spirit that I have - I am a source of love, a source of peace,
a source of contentment and wisdom.
.. I am a conscient point of energy, at the center of the forehead and I
give life to my body. This body may be heavy, but I the soul am so light,
and free that I can almost fly. I experience joy as the soul releases
itself from the chains of matter.
.. I am a point of pure spiritual energy, a point of pure light, situated at
the center of the forehead. While the world around me is always changing,
while even thoughts and feelings come and go, I the soul remain here at the
centre of myself, still, unchanging and totally stable. In this inner space
of stillness I experience pure peace, pure calm and pure silence.
Repeat and expand the thoughts explained over the last couple of days
gently to yourself, allowing them to take root deeply in your mind while
enjoying the flowering of the real feelings they bring. It sometimes helps
to write them down and then to contemplate (think about) them in quiet
moments. In this way you can reconnect with your spiritual power with ease.
Remember, the ultimate aim is to go beyond .thoughts. into the actual
..experience.. But you cannot force this - if you try to, it will not
happen. Use the thoughts to gently guide you there. They will fall away on
their own and, when the time is right, instead of thinking about peace you
will reside (stay) in peace - the peace which always resides (stays) within