Many books, videos, recordings, and cell phone apps are available to provide instruction on a variety of meditation practices. It’s easy to be confused and unsure about where to start. One reason for this is that our Western culture does not have much to offer regarding meditation. We are aware of only a few states of consciousness: sleeping, waking, daydreaming, and Spring Break. Religious and spiritual groups in Eastern culture have been exploring states of consciousness for thousands of years.
Initially, in my journey I kept a distance from the topic of meditation. The conservative Christians, in general, shy away from this because meditation is not mentioned to any substantial degree in the Bible and because it has strong ties to Eastern religious practices.
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