As individuals we exist at a dual interface between non-local and local reality. Nonlocal reality exists within the empty spaces between your cells; local reality results from the perception of physical forms.
Non-local reality, which is essentially nothing, is the Source of all creation (including physical reality). Remember, emptiness must exist to allow the space required for creation to arise. Obviously, this non-local reality, if it even exists, is much harder to dissect and study than the material world. Therefore, for the most part, it has been ignored by science.
Scientific thinking is concerned with the physical creation, or the local—material—side to reality. On the other hand, meditation is fundamentally concerned with the Creator or the nonlocal—internal—processes underlying physical reality.
Meditation is the only practice I know of that provides access to the non-local side to reality. By going deep within oneself, on a regular basis, it is possible to learn how to interact with immaterial forms of knowingness.
Meditation is a powerful tool for divination and for strengthening one's intuition. Intuition can be explained as a manifestation of the nonlocal awareness encompassing or interconnecting material reality. As you connect deeper with your Source, your intuition strengthens.
Meditation is a simple practice through which you can work your metaphysical muscles each day.
Here are three highly-recommended, science-based articles which promote meditation as a tool for personal transformation:
1. Even Beginners can Curb Pain with Meditation
2. Meditation Neuroimaging Study: Eight Weeks to a Better Brain
3. Why teens addict: The elusive search for happiness
I really hope you make time to read these informative writings, and please feel encouraged to pass these on to your loved ones.
Meditation must become (or remain) an integral part of your life if you wish to discover the meaning behind spirituality.
Soar with the Divine!