To meditate or not

With these various words: downward dog, dharma, mindfulness, crystals, and the Holy Spirit’s gift of tongues, we have very different styles/meanings of meditation. I just finished listening to Dan Harris’s book ” 10% happier” on Audible and was refreshed by his authenticity. As I try to sort out the meaning of meditation as compared to my individual practice of quiet time or “devotions”, I came up with two questions: 1. Is self control and self-medicating the opposite of self denial and Savior-healing? 2. Does being alone merely rejuvenate resilience while being in fellowship (with the trinity as our heavenly family) bring about meaning and purpose for life? Moses embarked on His first meditation session in this passage. I believe that to understand God and His family connection with us is the first step in receiving grace so that we may respond appropriately to who God is. – Teresa #afraidtolookatholiness

Exodus 3: 1-6 (ESV)

 Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

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