The Essence of Meditation and Chanting is the first entree from The Diary of Leslie Giattina: The Road to Learning Thai Massage. Leslie Giattina is an Atlanta School of Massage graduate and instructor. She is studying abroad for two weeks at the Thai Massage School of Chang Mai, in Thailand. Subscribe to our blog and stay tuned to Leslie’s daily experiences and teachings while in Thailand.
Meditation to me is like a redirection of my mind and thoughts. It allows me time to realize what I can do better in my life and how I may help others to understand and do the same.
Its a way for me to bring forth the limitless potential inherent in my heart as a human being and to realize the great strength I have as an individual. I personally practice Nichiren Buddhism, and as a member of the Soka Gakkai International we chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. This is an active meditation that creates a healing vibration and energy that cleanses my mind, body, and soul.
By taking time in the morning to ground our minds and thoughts with positive intentions and directing our energy more pacifically we are more likely to respond constructively to what comes our way thus creating positive karma in our lives. Additionally meditation fuels increased creativity in one’s work or practices.
Where as if some one were to just “get up and go” with out setting positive intentions, they may find it more challenging to react to obstacles in a calm and conscious manor.
In the evening, taking time to reflect allows us to be grateful for our intentions set that day and the positive outcomes. Also we can access how we might do something different the next day.