Meditation- A Way of Life

Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. It is the means for fathoming all the levels of ourselves and finally experiencing the center of consciousness within. Meditation is not a part of any religion; it is a science, which means that the process of meditation follows a particular order, has definite principles, and produces results that can be verified.

Meditation is that which gives you deep rest. It is an activity in which the practitioner just sits and allows the mind to dissolve. In Art of Living, meditation is a simplified activity which can easily be practiced by all.

It is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being.

Meditation is free, it’s powerful, can be practiced by anyone, everywhere, is extremely beneficial and can help us to feel happier.

Meditation is an ancient practice that helps to control our own mind and consequently our own life and discover ourselves. Personally, it is a way to recharge my batteries and to calm my mind down.

Meditating helps us to control our mind and thoughts and turn off our mind when we do not need it anymore. Meditation is essential to feel well and live a Happy Life. But why? Meditation can help us to eliminate negative thoughts, worries, anxiety, all factors that can prevent us feeling happy. It has been proved that the practice of meditation, carried out on a regular basis, will mitigate the symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Personally, I think we don’t need any particular reason to start meditating. Even if we are happy with our life, meditation could be very beneficial, it can help with the quality of our life and also I can see it as a prevention to a series of health issues.

The rest in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have. When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens.

Meditation is food for the soul: it nourishes the universal values of compassion, caring and sharing, responsibility, non-violence and peacefulness. It helps us bond with others. These are important values to guide us and make us accept all of mankind as our family: more so in times when the world is being fragmented. It helps us meet life’s ups and downs with centeredness, confidence and resourcefulness. Importantly, it gives us resilience so that we can not only can we remain unshaken by storms of emotions that come in everyone’s lives, but also get back on track sooner. Meditation is the greatest grief-counselor.

Benefits of Meditation

There are numerous benefits of meditation. It is an essential practice for mental hygiene.

  • A calm mind
  • Good Concentration
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Decreases the physical tension
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • It slows the aging process
  • Clarity of perception
  • Improvement in communication
  • Blossoming of skills and talents
  • An unshakeable inner strength
  • Relaxation, rejuvenation, and good luck are all natural results of meditating regularly.

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