Meditation is the intense dwelling in thought, upon an idea, with the object of thoroughly comprehending it, and whatsoever you constantly meditate upon, you will grow more and more into it’s likeness.
Let, therefore, the object of your meditation be above and not below, so that every time you revert to it in thought you will be lifted up. Meditation is a secret of all growth in spiritual life and knowledge .
Mere petitionary prayer without meditation is a body without a soul and is powerless to lift the mind and heart above sin and affliction.
Spiritual meditation and self-discipline are inseparable, you will therefore commence to meditate upon yourself so as to try and understand yourself. Great is the overcoming power of holy thought.
The use of meditation is the acquisition of knowledge of eternal principles.
5 Great Meditations:
•The first meditation is the meditation of love, in which you so adjust your heart that you long for the welfare of all beings, including the happiness of your enemies.
•The second meditation is the meditation of pity, in which you think of all beings in distress, vividly representing in your imagination their sorrows and anxieties, so as to arouse a deep compassion for them in your soul.
•The third meditation is the meditation of joy, in which you think of the prosperity of others, and rejoice with their rejoicing.
•The fourth meditation is the meditation of impurity in which you consider the evil consequences of corruption, the effects of sin and diseases. How trivial often the pleasure of the moment and how fatal its consequences.
•The fifth meditation is the meditation of serenity in which you rise above love and hate, tyranny and oppression, wealth and want, and regard your own fate with impartial calmness and perfect tranquility.
Enter the path of meditation and let the supreme object of your meditation be Truth.
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen