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If you think of meditation as having to sit still, legs aching and your mind working to bat unwelcome thoughts out of the air with a mind-clearing, invisible racket, think again. Meditation takes on many forms, the trick is in finding what kind of meditation works for you.

Meditation’s main objective is to find a peaceful center and to live in it, wallow around in it — to go in deep inside yourself or to open yourself up so widely that you embrace all creation in love.

I can find peace in meditation while sitting still, gazing at a candle, and allowing myself to soften into the moment. I can also find peace in meditation while standing in the river, casting my line into the waters and feeling the bump bump bump of the downstream drift. There are a thousand ways in between the still silence and the active centering of meditation. Go, find yours.

Why? It’s good for you. (And it’s good for those around you!)

Author: Sister Casey
Sister Casey

I was born as Kimberly Mason, my Religious name is Sr. M. Magdala Casey, n/SSG. The “n/SSG” after my name stands for “novice/Sisters of St. Gregory.” I am a Sister-in-training. Everyone just calls me Sister or Sister Casey. Email me: sistercasey @ almostdailyoffice.org

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