It is always good when we find someone to be thinking like ourselves! So, glad to meet you!
You are absolutely right. He is not an authority, a person with all the power nor the highest post. I think He is pure love. Thinking of God, personally, what comes to my mind is picture of lord Krishna, but look at others, from any religion, they will be a great combination of love, service, selflessness.. (make list of virtues!!) & absence of negatives..
I never think Him as a ruler.. No, He can't be.. I myself become full with pleasure when I think how I was made out 2 cell stage! any one mistake, only one, would be enough to make my life dependant. I could have been blind, deaf, lame.. what not! but I 'm not, that's His love..
& I believe whoever feels himself/herself to be unlucky/unhappy should remember this.. There were so many possibilities that you could have been more worse than this.. & u are not becoz of His love..
I don't think this bcoz of only my spirituality, but I think this approach, if we give to patients, especially those suffering from severe/lethal diseases, it might be great help for them. Hope psychiatry will have to do a lot in this direction..
Thank you for starting this thread.. Yes, meditation has been scientifically proven to enhance memory, reduce stress and anxiety among so many other benefits. Just google n the list is endless The best part is you don't have to sit for an hour to see tangible changes..even 10 minutes twice a day is good enough. I have been practising since some time and i find becoming aware of the breath the easiest method. You could also try online guided meditations or meditating listening to nature sounds. Since we are in a career where we encounter suffering around us daily, its important to be emotionally and mentally healthy so that we remain calm and are able to spread goodness in our little way. Meditation can be whatever you want it to be for you..productivity enhancer, gateway to your real self..whatever you choose to see it as. The important thing is trying to stick to it without thinking too much about the outcome. You ask what is the aim of meditation.. I think its peace and getting closer to the reality beyond all these illusions..
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