This card is a call for you to meditate regularly. Your path, body, and soul are asking for quiet time to reflect, think, and receive insights. Even a small amount of time devoted to daily meditation will bring you great gifts. You don’t necessarily need any formal training in meditation. It’s simply a matter of sitting quietly, closing your eyes, breathing, and listening.¬†

Additional meanings: Be still and listen. You need some alone time. Be honest with yourself. Join a meditation group or take a meditation class. Listen to a meditation CD.

Siddhartha Gautama devoted his life to finding an end to suffering. He renounced his family’s wealth and tried several spiritual paths, including asceticism, in his quest for spiritual growth. He finally had insight that moderation (or “the middle way”) was the path to enlightenment. He also demonstrated the benefits and importance of meditation, and many of his insights occurred as he meditated beneath the Bodhi tree. Call upon Siddhartha Gautama for help in developing your meditation practice, to practice moderation, and to overcome any form of suffering.

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