“Centeredness is the art of not being moved by the surroundings, not projecting ones
fears and desires into ones perception of the world and keeping ones spiritual core
untouched by circumstances.”
Further searching revealed: "The more centered we are, the more outer events adjust
themselves to our inner control, because centered energy is stronger than dissipated,
reactive energy. Meditation is the art of learning to live from one's center, because
it dynamically brings our consciousness into the spine. When our energy is centered
there, we are in tune with God and our spiritual nature.
"Albert Einstein said that the significant problems of today can't be solved at the
same level of thinking that created those problems. When we react in kind to a negative
or even mundane situation, we only perpetuate its consciousness. We can never control
things outwardly. We can, however, control our own energy. Lahiri Mahasaya's advice
for overcoming any problem was always the same-
to meditate more, because meditation
centers and raises our consciousness and strengthens our aura. Through regular meditation
we literally change our destiny."
Meditation is a wonderful way to center and at some point, I believe, we are able
to live our life in constant meditation, in other words, centeredness. Centeredness
is a state of detached BEing where you see, and at times humanly experience, things
but do not react. For when you react, either negatively or positively, you feed not
only the circumstance but the state of awareness that keeps you in a limited physical
body. We may not all wish to end this game of earth life. But centeredness is the
desired state for those of us seeking to complete the cycle of birth and death on
Several question may assist to help one decide what to do before reacting to circumstances.
What purpose does this serve?
Is my reaction feeding an energy which no longer serves?
Am I ready to let this circumstance go without my feedback?
Knowing we are ready to move on can lead us to the perfect state of BEing that once
was ours in all aspects. That state of BEing never left. We just forgot that it existed.
It is time to recall and experience the unlimited life of Divine Self, an ever-
state of centeredness.
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Cornell, Bharat. "Meditation: The Art of Being Centered," (ananda.org/meditation/support/articles/artofbeingcentered.html).