Meditation and mindfulness are a spiritual door.
It doesn’t matter what your personal religious or spiritual beliefs are because the passage is open to all.
People have expressed concern to me over learning the practices of mindfulness or meditation because they believe it will conflict with their religious beliefs. In America, religion is not really thought of as a contemplative practice. This is interesting to me since every major religion has in its history a contemplative tradition.
Somehow the connection to religion in this way has been lost for most Americans. The images of monks or nuns, people who have separated themselves from the day to day world to practice in a carefully protected environment, is what we associate with contemplative prayer and practice.
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