Throughout recorded history and in every part of the world, meditation has been practiced by individuals seeking to calm and discipline the mind and perhaps find answers to some of life's deepest mysteries. They have been brave enough to ask questions such as: "What am I ?" and "What is reality?"
While physicists explore the vastness of the cosmos and delve into the smallest components of matter, to the point where matter dissolves into mere vibrations on the surface of something deeper; while psychologists study the workings of the human brain and the mental phenomena that we notice as thoughts, opinions, beliefs and personalities on the surface of our conscious awareness, the source of which lies beyond the scope of both psychology and physics; only those who meditate seek to experience directly the "something deeper" underlying the universe and ourselves.
Meditation is often over-mystified and can appear difficult and inaccessible, when in fact it is a simple process and can be practiced by more or less anyone.
For some down-to-earth information about meditation and an exploration of the nature of mind and reality, go to www.thegworldcommunity.weebly.com
If you have a PC or Mac, you can click on one of the play buttons below to participate in a guided meditation as you sit at your computer, so that you can experience the process for yourself.
If you would like to download the meditations as MP3 files for use on your mobile devices, click on the titles.
1. A Meditation on Breathing