Meditation has a lot of benefits.
If you've meditated regularly, you've most likely experienced some of these benefits, like a feeling of calm, inner peace, increased creativity and energy, or greater clarity and focus.
What most people don't realize is that meditation also has the benefit of making the world a better place. Let me share here some wisdom for Thich Nhat Hanh, a world-renowned Buddhist monk and activist. (If you didn't know this, he was nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr., to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.)
You see, meditation and mindfulness bring you to a greater state of awareness, both into who you are and what is happening in the world around you. When you walk in the world in a state of mindfulness, you can't ignore what's around you.
Ferguson, the Middle East, the Ukraine. Homelessness, economic inequality, racism, lgbt injustice.
Mindfulness is the kind of spirituality that doesn't help you escape the world, but it brings you deeper into it. The point is not to bring us to despair, but mindfulness brings each one of us eventually to a point where we ask ourselves: What is mine to do? How am I being called to show up to make this world a better place?
With this in mind, here's your coaching assignment for the week:
Sometimes it only takes one small act to change the world.
I'd love to hear what you think. Leave a comment below.
Special Note: I'm doing a tele-seminar on Wed, Dec 10, 2014, at 12pm called "Gay Men's Meditation: A Mindful Approach to the Stress and Rush of the Holiday Season." If you know of anyone who might be interested in attending, I'd appreciating you sharing this link. Thank you!
Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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