I used to think Is Meditation a Sin, but now I’m realizing that going to church was the ultimate meditative experience as it is calm and peaceful and gives you a great opportunity to reflect. And as Bushism isn’t a religion but a way of life I am not doing any harm by meditating.
Meditating and being mindful of my thoughts and emotions have been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by all the things we can’t control in life, but taking time to slow down, reflect, and analyze my inner workings has been unbelievably liberating.
While some think meditation is a sin, I’m of the opinion that taking the time to become aware of yourself can only be beneficial; if anything, it’s helped me improve my relationship with God instead of standing in the way.
Plus, no matter what religion or lack thereof you practice, focusing on your feelings and seeking out peace within is always a good thing!
A 20-Minute Glory to Jesus Christ Meditation
Begin this meditation by taking some deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth, allowing yourself to relax and become more open to the presence of Jesus. Envision a light emanating from him that fills you with joy and peace.
Start with an affirmation: “I am grateful for the blessings Jesus has brought into my life and I am filled with immense love for Him”
Now, bring your attention to the facts about Jesus the miracles he performed, his teachings of love and compassion, his healing powers. Reflect on how He exemplified kindness, humility, gentleness, mercy and wisdom. Think of the ways He was persecuted and crucified yet still remained faithful to God’s will. Consider the example He set of how to put others before ourselves and turn our hearts towards God.
Next, bring your focus to what it means for you personally that He died for us all that His sacrifice opened up a way for us to be saved from sin. Acknowledge what you feel in your heart when you think about Him choosing this act of selflessness so we may receive His grace and mercy. Feel thankful for His ultimate gift of salvation and redemption.
As your meditation continues, take some time now to pray, whether aloud or silently, expressing any words or thoughts that come from within you in regard to Jesus Christ, asking Him for whatever it is that you need at this moment in time. Sit with this feeling of closeness as long as it takes until you reach a peaceful knowingness within yourself that everything will be alright no matter what happens in life because Jesus is always there with us.
When ready, open your eyes slowly as if coming out of a dream-like state while still holding on to that sense of faith that came over during prayer time. Bring your hands together in front of you as if in prayer once again, but this time, silently thank Jesus one last time before ending this meditation session.
After retiring from professional soccer, Ryu decided to help teach other athletes the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Implementing these techniques during performance helped him significantly and now Ryu would like to share this knowledge with the world.