I know it’s easy for us to seek quick fixes nowadays. We literally have instant everything delivered to our doorsteps within 25 hours. Convenience stores at every corner stocked with all our favorite goodies. Instant gratification is the catchphrase of our era.
While our society is, in many ways, a marvelous achievement a lot of the old ways seem to be changing forms right before our eyes. Meditation is seeing a huge renaissance amongst psychologists and doctors these days. They have found immense amounts of benefits to this ancient practice and have started utilizing it to treat a myriad of psychological and physical issues. Those on the front lines of trauma research are now using meditation as a way to undo the damage done by toxic stress.
Meanwhile, we members of the spiritual community are like “yup!” See, Prince Sidhartha planted a seed of psychological understanding in the minds of those around and created a movement that stressed the importance of understanding what was happening in our minds and how those mental states affect our lives. Now, he is known as the Buddha the world over and we have all benefited immensely from the psychological groundwork he laid out for us.
We’re now living in a time where the medical community is taking eastern philosophy seriously and implementing meditative techniques in a clinical setting. I told you it’s a phenomenal era to be alive. We are literally seeing the work of various sages throughout the centuries coming into fruition.
Can you imagine the type of shift in consciousness our species will undergo just by making meditation a part of our daily lives?
This is just the start of it but we are witnessing a huge step forward in our evolution. We have those blessed sages of old to thank for that.
So I ask you… what type of seeds are you planting?