“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. ” – Buddha
My first impression of this quote was how it applies to wisdom of self. Our day to day lives are hectic and loud; leaving little time for reflection and connection to Deity. Being ignorant of ourselves is part of why we get “stuck” in unhealthy patterns and beliefs. These are components of both PTSD and depression- what we believe about ourselves and the world. Negative patterns and beliefs affect relationships, work, life. We are often ignorant of our ignorance. Meditation slows us down. It brings a sense of inner peace. With this, we can work on self knowledge and start change.
This is where meditation can be useful. Slow down. Focus on breath and gratitude for simple things. Relax and reflect. Allow yourself time.