The Neijing Su Wen, an ancient classical text on Chinese Medicine, explains the importance of meditation very eloquently:
“The accomplished ones, of ancient times, advised people how to guard themselves against disease-causing factors. On the mental level, one should remain calm and avoid excessive desires and fantasies, recognizing and maintaining the natural purity and clarity of the mind. When internal energies are able to circulate smoothly and freely, and the energy of the mind is not scattered, but is focused and concentrated, illness and disease can be avoided.”
Meditation is a transformation of the mind. It requires focus and concentration. It can be done sitting, standing, or walking. When we develop a practice of meditation daily, we will become increasingly aware and open to the purity within ourselves and the true nature of those around us. Finding the stillness in this chaotic ever-changing universe can be challenging. With regular meditation practices, one that suits you, there is a grounded center you can become in tune with. It is a continuous journey, not to be compared with others’ practices, and a deepening into life.