Anything can trigger a "meditative state". That shift in awareness that we call meditation is natural to the mind. The mind will take the opportunity to shift any chance it gets, we just don't always give it the time and space to do it. But sometimes it happens unexpectedly -- the sight of a sunset, a baby's wide open eyes, even something painful like grief. It happens when something jogs the mind out of its analytical, linear mode and allows the awareness to expand. It happened to me today when I visited Candleday, the blog of Tomas Karkalas who posted the very first comment to my very first post on this (or any) blog.
Candleday, with its beautiful art and straightforward, heartfelt spiritual depth created the heart-opening, body-relaxing, sense-enhancing shift that I needed to take with me into my left-brained adventure into learning how to blog.
What triggers a meditative shift for you? Would love to hear your comments.