Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Meditation: A Gift We Give Ourselves for Dayle's Simple Pleasures Party

What is needed for successful meditation?

Everyone would give different answers since each individual needs something specific.

Personally, quiet is essential.  Secondly, nature enhances meditating.  Being outside puts a person in touch with clouds, sky, trees, water, and wildlife.

Meditating does not cost a cent. One does not have to travel anywhere special to do it. It calms the mind, relaxes the body, and enriches the spirit. It is a supreme simple pleasure.

The pond photographed offers a perfect spot to relax and meditate.  At first glance, the pond looks quiet and still.  A few minutes of observation, however, will reveal different kinds of life in and around it.

A ripple of the water, a butterfly alighting on a piece of grass, and a bird gliding through the air all offer comfort to the soul.

A few minutes of intense meditation help clear the mind and give energy.  Meditation is a gift we give ourselves.  Cherish this simple pleasure.


Now be sure to hop on over to  Dayle's blog, A Collection of This and That, and check out all the other simple pleasures. Her blog button is in the sidebar, too!


Leann said...

I dont' meditate, but I pray all day long and to me that's so calmimg - giving it all to the Lord!


Bookie said...

It has been a long time since I offically is a great help and I need to get back to it. Maybe this winter I can get a routine established again! Oh but winter...not a good thought!

It's Just Dottie said...

To be in peace is a beautiful thing.
I find it most often in the quiet.
You are so nice, Thank you for the kind comment.

elizabeth said...

Thank you for the kind comment over at my place!
Beautiful pond!

bj said...

Like LEANNE, I pray, off and on, all day..
Thank you for such a nice post.

Dayle said...

Susan, this is such a meaningful post, and perfect for Simple Pleasures. It made me want to stop everything and find a quiet spot.

Trish said...

Coming upon a scene like this would naturally draw my thoughts to God and cause much contemplation on His beauty. To meditate on Him is my delight! What a lovely image of a quiet haven:-) blessings..Trish

Debbie said...

I would feel yet closer to God in such a gorgeous setting. You're so right about the need for simple quiet solitude.

Cindy aka Sunshine said...

Meditation is such a wonderful simple pleasure, and one I am guilty of not using nearing as much as I should. Makes me think I need to stop things and take some time and go to my little quiet spot.

Thanks for sharing,

diane stetson said...

I pray instead...always in a quiet place wherever I am during the day and the evening. It calms me and gives me hope.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I would like a whole weekend of meditation. If only I could talk hubby into running away with the kids for a while. :) Hope you are having a great day Susan. Best wishes, Tammy

Jen said...

I pray throughout the day, but don't often make the time just really meditate. I did Christian Yoga a few weeks ago and it was so wonderful!

Kay K said...

Thanks for sharing your simple pleasure . I love the quiet time its being out there with GOD

dee dee said...

What a beautiful photo of the pond, I love your observations and so thankful you shared your simple pleasure!
Dee Dee

Heaven's Walk - said...

When I meditate....I pray. To me it's deeper, more focused, and so very calming. Just listening to what God might say to me centers me. :)

xoxo laurie

Karen said...

I love the picture, the reflections in the water are beautiful. I could sit there for quite some time and spend some quiet time there in prayer.

Mevely317 said...

You know, Susan - I've always presumed meditation was a difficult thing ... but your words make me stop and reconsider!

Chatty Crone said...

I try to do some sort of meditating every day - it restores me. sandie

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