I’ve written a lot about meditation. In fact, I think I may have written about it more than any other single topic.
And there’s good reason for that. Of all the ways to experience God, it has been the most profound for me. Even when I have no desire to worship, study, or teach, meditation always seems welcoming. Its comforting to me. I don’t have to prove anything. I just sit and be.
Maybe it’s the lazy man’s worship. Or maybe the introvert’s worship. That’s probably what I like about it.
Beyond that meditation has a ton of physical and mental benefits. Meditation can:
- Lower stress
- Reduce risk of stress for teenagers and pregnant women
- Help you sleep
- Improve your memory
- Help you focus
These health benefits can come from any form of meditation, but I’m encouraging forms of meditation that are specifically Christian. There are a few reasons I practice this specific kind of meditation.
So here’s why I meditate (and why you should too).