To answer this question we need to ask ourselves, what is the real purpose of our lives?
I believe the answer to this questions is simple. We are all made of body, mind and spirit. We all have a beautiful clear, bright beautiful part of us which is our spirit. The vibration of our spirit is unconditional love. It is what connects us to others and enables to feel gratitude, compassion, respect and love. The true purpose of our lives is to practice our spirit in everyday life.
When we connect to our spirit and our heart is open we feel there is no separation between ourselves and others and we know that us and all of humanity is one.
The vibration of our spirit, unlike the vibration of our human mind or ego, is very subtle. When we tune to it continuously through meditation, at the beginning we feel calm and peaceful. We feel like we have arrived home. The more we practice meditation, the deeper we can tune to our spirit. It is from here that our intuitive thoughts and conscience come from. We naturally know what is right and what is wrong.
With meditation we can strengthen the connection to our higher self, our innate compassionate, kind, generous mind. This connection gives us peace and calmness – at the same time it gives us the wisdom to make the right decisions and the responsibility to do more for others and the world.
Many people practice meditation to empty the mind of thoughts and find a moment of peace. This is definitely a good reason to practice meditation, for we all need to find stillness from our busy lives and not be ruled by our changing thoughts. However this is just the beginning of what can be achieved through meditation.
There are several ways in which we can meditate in order to come into contact with our true self and find peace and calmness, as well as start to explore the higher vibration of the spirit which is coming from deep within.
Start by focusing on your abdomen. The energy point just below the navel is called the ‘dangeon’. This is the most central point of our energy system and where our Qi energy is stored. We can imagine it as our battery.
Start to breath in deeply through your nose, letting your abdomen rise as it fills with air. Breath out slowly through your nose, letting your abdomen fall.
Continue to breath deeply in and out focusing on the ‘dangeon’ and on your breath. You can count silently how long it takes you to breath in. Then count how long it takes you to breath out. If your breath in is shorter than your breath out then try to lengthen it until they are both even. Equally if your breath out is shorter, try and lengthen it to match the in breath. Once your breathing is even, continue to breath in and out for 10 minutes.
When thoughts come, don’t entertain them. Let them come and go without getting engaged. When you notice you are engaging with a thought or emotion, don’t worry about it, just gently return to the breath and focus on your dangeon.
After some time you should feel your mind quieten. You might also start to feel a deep sense of stillness and peace. Breathing this way, whilst focusing on the dangeon helps to correct the flow of Qi energy in the body, helping it to circulate in the right direction. This stills the mind and allows us to make a connection to our original mind or spirit.
When we start to feel calm and peaceful, through breathing and focusing on the breath, then we are ready to use our mind in the right way. This is the best time to reflect on our day or on our recent actions and intentions.
This is a process that can be very natural. When a thought comes, let your mind explore the situation from all angles, taking into account each person’s side of the story. If you see you did something wrong, you were disrespectful or unkind to others, then make a plan to rectify your actions. The more we do this, the better relationships we can build and the more positive energy we spread around us.
About Master Oh
- Master Oh is a London based energy healer and natural health practitioner with over 25 years’ experience working with the original energy that creates life, which is Qi Energy. Having himself suffered and overcome chronic issues at an early age, he has dedicated his life to sharing his healing method with the world.
- He has opened Qi centres in Australia, America and in Europe and is constantly looking to help more people live free from physical, emotional and mental pain. Master Oh believes that by developing our innate good-hearted, generous and compassionate nature we can not only bring health and happiness into our lives, but also bring peace and harmony into our world.