A short animation film introducing meditation to people that have never meditated before – especially Christians who think it is not part of the Christian traditions. With this in mind Paul Demeyer, an animated director based in Los Angeles produced “How to do Christian Meditation” and generously shares as a supporting resource for WCCM.
“That was the idea: how to do it, how many times you do it… and I also wanted to add about the resistances we have, so you are just aware of that. It is about introducing something that’s not as difficult as it might sound or it’s as difficult as it sounds whatever you’re interpreted like ”, explains Paul.
Many people, including many Christians, think that meditation is only found in Buddhism or Hinduism. Meditation belongs to the Christian tradition too as the prayer of the heart, where we let go of all thoughts and words. Jesus says ‘Go to your inner room, close the door and be there in the presence of God”.
The early Christian fathers and mothers thought us to guard the heart from negativity and emotion and do this by laying aside all thoughts.
Meditation is not what you may think: we enter into the inner room. The essential human journey: Day by day we find deeper stillness, silence and simplicity that begins to transform our minds, our feelings and daily life all for the better. If you’re serious about finding peace, be serious about learning how to meditate.
In his video, Paul takes us on a gentle animated journey to show you exactly how simple and natural this process is.
The Animated Meditator
Paul was born in Belgium and moved to California to work with the film industry. He has an interesting journey, with meditation playing a fundamental part of it. Know more on that watching this conversation: