You might be seeking answers that would finally satisfy your needs. Your needs are not the ordinary and earthly kind, but of a spiritual nature that reaches into your soul and into the very fiber of who you really are. There is this yearning, a thirst to finds the way to contentment and if possible, even happiness on this earth, in this existence. At first you might think that this might be a little too deep, but it is what we all need. Even those who are not actively seeking for the meaning of their lives or the answers for their daily troubles would find that it is the best way to go. Meditation seems to provide the solutions that would satisfy all such needs.
Practicing meditation allows the individual to delve deep into his subconscious to derive some form of benefit. He focuses inwardly, attempting to shield himself from all the distractions that might be surrounding him. It might not be easy at first, especially if the pull of such distractions are strong, and if you are constantly thinking and worrying about your problems and all the stressful situations that you deal with everyday. But there lies the challenge of it all, because if you are able to achieve the inner peace and calm afforded by meditation despite the challenges, then you are well on your way towards reaching the answers to your questions. It can only be achieved with a clear mind and heart, which meditation helps us achieve.
Verses to Live By
When you are practicing meditation, you need the utmost concentration and focus. You have no need for distractions, therefore you need to be oblivious to all of it or try your best to ignore it. Uttering mantras or the chanting of certain words or even phrases can definitely help in keeping your focus. Mantras are usually associated with religious terms and phrases, uttered to help the practitioner and eventually help him reach the ideal state of elevated consciousness that he yearns for. Such mantras are usually associated with Eastern religion, which go back several thousand years. For those who are not familiar with Eastern religious practices or philosophies, verses are also used for meditation and contemplation, since the Bible is filled with wisdom that can aid us in our quest for truth.
There are numerous verses from the Bible that can be used while meditating, words that can help in assuring us of deliverance and achieving inner contentment. The following are a few examples of such verses for meditation:
• Psalm 145:9 – “The lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works.”
• Psalm 33:5 – “He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving kindness of the Lord.”
• Romans 10:13 – “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
• Psalm 139: 17 – “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!”
These are but a few examples of the many verses from the Bible that can be used for meditating. It involves the invocation of one’s belief and trust in a higher power that will provide salvation and deliverance. At the same time, it affords the inward peace that the soul yearns for, and that is akin to all forms of meditation.