Thought for the day: Each day new activities become my meditation
“Learn the art of celebrating yourself – for no reason, for no cause. Just to be is enough, more than enough. To be part of the whole is such a great metamorphosis that you cannot resist – you have to dance, you have to sing, you have to express your joy, your blissfulness.” ~Osho
Today’s message from Osho is all about different kinds of meditations.
Excerpt from the course:
“Drop old ideas of meditations, that just sitting underneath a tree with a yoga posture is meditation. That is only one of the ways, and may be suitable for a few people but is not suitable for all… Running can be a meditation – jogging, dancing, swimming, anything can be a meditation.”
I was one of those people who thought meditation was sitting under a tree, cross-legged, etc. LOL! Until, that is, I started meditating and figured it all out for myself.
When I was sick in bed and had difficulty walking due to my herniated disc, I meditated on my bed, stayed quiet, did my best to focus and quiet the mind, and I was able to find relief from pain.
When I got better, I would take long walks in nature and by 2.5 miles, I would feel very spiritually connected.
I learned that when I listen and/or sing certain mantras while meditating (from the last Mentors Channel meditation series with Deva Premal and Miten), I could feel my chakras (or energy centers) vibrate, cleanse, or heal.
Prayer is a deep form of meditation to me.
When I am writing or even just quietly focused on creating something and I get in the “zone,” those were different forms of meditations to me.
Meditation is what you do that get you connected to you and to the beautiful Spirit that is within you.
How do you “meditate”?
(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).
Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy