There are many people who search for spiritual enlightenment. Many have done so with Meditation and yogic practices. There's an article in the New York Times by Karan Bajaj. She talks about her experience with Meditation and her search for enlightenment.
Karan talks about wanting to live up in seclusion to truly find enlightenment. Talks about how since she had learned to meditate in India she has practiced since. Practicing for hours and hours a day.
She seeks out a yogi for guidance. And what she realized was that the Yogi was no longer hidden away in a cave. That while the yogi practiced and lived an enlightened life she did not physically separate herself from people of this world.
This enlightened person serves on the Ganga Prem Hospice board. She’s Living and helping other people who are suffering in this world. In my view that is the profound message. She has learned to separate herself from the trappings of this world while being able to still live in it. And in doing so help other people to do the same.
This is very important because meditation is not just for the sage up in the mountains. It is a tool for everyone to help clear our minds. To help us look into our own hearts and minds. And the practice helps you get away from the chaos of everyday life. You separate as much as possible from the chaos while living in the chaos.
Everyone seeks to find the balance of dealing with stresses of daily life without being consumed by it. Meditation to me is a priceless practice, which helps us to achieve this. Something everyone can benefit from.
A link to the article is below.
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