OSaD, D57

Many people start meditating because it helps with anxiety—and God knows we need help with anxiety. That's how I started to meditate. Maybe my goal was one step deeper: I wanted to fix what I regarded as my psychological problems. Years ago, I intellectually learned that spirituality was not a realm of the mind, but a realm on its own. In other worlds, I understood intellectually that spirituality is real, and not just a way to soothe our minds, not just a calm place within our minds. I thought meditation indirectly made the world better because it made people better and better people made the world better. It is dawning on me, however, that meditation can directly make the world better. The reality of our spiritual force is developing in me. I'm grateful and a bit confused and a bit scared. It's a new world.

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