Meditation has been defined variously but, according to Merriam-Webster, meditation is to engage in contemplation or reflection. It can also mean to engage in mental exercise for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness.
When I think of meditation, I like to combine the two definitions given by Merriam-Webster into something like the following:
To engage in contemplation, reflection, or mental exercise for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness.
While it’s true that meditation means different things to different people, I make bold to suggest that its highest purpose is to reach a heightened level of spiritual awareness. Raising our spiritual awareness can help us on all levels by grounding us in a place of strength and understanding.
Recently I completed my Art of Meditation collection—a 16-piece series of watercolor and ink illustrations created to inspire you and your own meditation practice. The illustrations in my Meditation collection are 6x6 inches. Each piece comes framed and matted with the total product measuring 9x9 inches. These are small, detailed illustrations that can easily fit in a wide variety of spaces. See the photo below for an example of my art in action!