Meditation has been practiced cross-culturally for thousands of years. Today, there exist many different kinds of meditation with various sets of practices and potential outcomes.
One underlying theme is the use of awareness and attention in ways that promote an internal focal shift.
Through the practice of meditation, individuals are guided into a deeper understanding and awareness of the:
1. Egoic Self or the Suffering Consciousness; 2. Higher Self or the Soul Consciousness; and
3. Others, the world, and beyond.