Quiet your Mind to Awaken your Soul
Use of the term “quiet” suggests an act of reducing the continuity of thoughts swirling through our minds. Studies have shown we have about 60,000 thoughts each day and through the practice of meditation we will create space between these thoughts and in this space, the “gap” between thoughts, we find our true selves.
Some scientists and philosophers consider the mind to be within the brain, known as the materialism or monolistic viewpoint but others contend the mind and brain are separate and known as the dualist viewpoint. The French philosopher Rene Descartes considered a pioneer of the Dualistic Theory concluded that the mind operated outside of the brain as a separate, non material, nonphysical entity, as a field of unbounded consciousness. It is this view of the “Mind” we seek to quiet.
The term “Awaken” literally means to wake up or become aware of something and through meditation you will wake up and become aware of your true self, begin to glimpse your Soul and ultimately achieve self-realization where you see yourself in everything.
The “Soul” has been defined as a causal, non-local, quantum mechanical, interrelatedness. The Soul has no beginning or end, it cannot be located in time or space, it is beyond all mathematical equations and connected with everything. The ancient Vedic Seers used even more simple terms, “It never dies. Weapons cannot cut it, fire cannot burn it, water cannot wet it and wind cannot dry it. It is in this world but not of it.” This is the Soul that awakens when we quiet the mind. When we create this quiet space, step into the gap, we connect with who we really are and can begin to create the lives we are meant to live.