We talk about going deep in meditation, and we also talk about going high in meditation. Ultimately, a deep and a high meditation lead to the same reality-goal.

Depth and height are both relative concepts, which pertain in the realm of the finite. We strive to go deeper or higher in our meditation because both height and depth lead us ultimately beyond our finite selves into our infinite, wherein we long to dwell. All attributes and barriers of the finite – thoughts, desires, limitations, ignorance, space-time – are dissolved in height and depth alike.

To go deep in meditation means to still our surface consciousness – our bodies, our emotions and our minds – in order to dive into our spiritual hearts. As we dive ever deeper and deeper within, our awareness expands into the infinite.

To go high in meditation means to muster all of our mind’s determination, our emotional intensity and our heart’s inner cry to fly upward, rocket-like, to transcend the gravitational pull of our thoughts, desires and attachments. As we soar higher and higher, our awareness expands into the infinite.

Folding our hands in front of our hearts when we meditate helps and focuses our effort in whichever direction we are trying to go in our meditation – either deep or high – or both at once.

The very act of folding our hands injects purpose and momentum in whichever direction we are seeking to go, inward or upward.

Placing our folded hands in front of our spiritual heart is a call within. Immediately we feel the way within beckoning, and a surge to plumb our inner depths.

Placing our folded hands with fingers pointing upward to the heavens ignites and powers up our heart’s aspiration to rise ever upward and scale infinity’s heights.

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