Meditation as a basic exercise is spiritually based. Secular authorities have utilized it as just physical.
With this in mind, this article understands the tool of meditation in helping increase spirituality in practically all religions. Different types of meditation and the purpose of each differ from religion to religion and East to West, but the concept is the same in that it helps us become more in tune with ourself and God
The article, “Meditation Is a Place of Refuge”, by Bruce Davis, Ph.D. states
“Meditation takes us underneath the stream of me. Below our strong ego is an even stronger presence. Meditation discovered by seekers in all the great traditions brings us to the heart of the mind.”
American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:
Meditation for many is a place of regufe as this article suggests. People who do not have prayer, spirituality or some sort of release have a higher level of stress. Studies are showing that those, even non-religious, who practice meditation are finding many advantages in health and over stress.
Meditation gives anyone seeking refuge and solace a chance to regroup and plan. That is the ultimate benefit of meditation. It can and does give a person a place to retreat and rest. With work, school and family, even the best person needs some “me” time. Meditation is an excellent way to accomplish that.
A certified meditation instructor is an excellent source of guidance and information on the topic. Many people study under a certified meditation instructor to ensure proper technique and success in meditation.