Next time you are angry, stressed, confused or depressed, look at yourself in the mirror. What do you feel from this face? Do you find it attractive – or otherwise?

One time after you have had a good meditation, do the same: look at yourself in the mirror. What do you feel from this face?

Which of these two faces would you rather spend time with? Which would you rather represent you to the world? Which is your truer self?

Our face is our identity card, which cannot be faked. A smile or a frown can be false, but the satisfied glow of meditation cannot be faked.

Most of us do not present our true selves to the world most of the time, simply because we are not in touch with our true selves to start with.

If we are presenting a false self to the world, then naturally the world will relate to this false self, leading to a spiral of confusion, misunderstanding and disharmony. Our relations with the world and with ourselves will be disconnected, dysfunctional.

To meditate is to find our true selves in our inner peace, light and bliss.

Because most of our relations with the world take place during the day, it is essential that we meditate first thing in the morning, so we can present our authentic identity card to the world.

A valid ID is required to pass through certain check-points and to enter restricted areas. So it is in life. We are frequently detained at the stress check-point, and we just can’t access the restricted area of lasting happiness without the authentic ID of our inner glow.

Morning meditation offers an “Access All Areas” card to sail through the day’s obstacles and to sumptuously enjoy life’s first-class lounge.

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