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How to begin meditation

Meditation in the Christian tradition is an ancient practice aimed at getting beyond our self-preoccupation through business, thinking and feeling to then be free to encounter God.

In the Moot Community, we are seeking to resource people to go deeper with daily prayer alongside regular meditation and contemplation.  Meditation and Contemplation are both creative approaches to prayer with the aim of encountering God.  Meditation does this by a process of stillness and getting beyond your thoughts and feelings.   Contemplation does this by utilising the imagination as the vehicle for encounter of God.

In this first recording, John Main explains the basic approach to Christian meditation.  If you have not done it before, we suggest 20 minutes as a starting place, as it takes a little while to get the hang of it.  Remember meditation is not like going to the gym, there is not an instant hit of enhanced spirituality, but you will experience an emerging sense spiritual awareness and welbeing in your daily life.

If you have not meditated before then don’t forget that Moot has a weekly meditation group on wednesdays at 6.30pm in the City.  We suggest 20 minutes as a starting place, as it takes a long time to get the hang of it.  Remember meditation is not like going to the gym, there is not an instant hit of enhanced spirituality, but you will in time see an increased spiritual awareness in your daily life.

Please find below a short mp3 of John Main himself explaining this approach to meditation.

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POSTED 22.11.10 BY: ianmobsby | Comments Off on How to begin meditation