Meditation is an art that has been around since the dawn of humankind. People always sought different states of consciousness for various reasons. After all, many things about humanity have changed over time, but the profound need to seek out the mastery of the mind and its states has not changed. The art of meditation is something we have cultivated and fine-tuned over time. This is because there is no substitute for meditation. Nothing else single-handedly bestows the many beautiful blessings that meditation brings. Nothing else even comes close. In this article, I want to inspire you also to learn and practice the art of meditation.
Meditation and the mind
Some people compare “The mind of one who meditates” with the easy, leisurely flow of the Ganges River. While the ordinary mind is more perceived like Niagara Falls as it has this constant inner dialogue going on. When we meditate, we can reach a level of profoundly silent peace that we somehow can not get in any other way. But meditation is more than that; it opens up the channels of communication between all levels of your being. This means that you now have access to the guidance that is coming directly from your Divine Self. At this level of existence, things will work more naturally as you will learn to trust the flow of intuition and wisdom.
Meditation and Self-Realisation
Many people meditate, and all of them have their very own reasons. Most people start meditating because they seek this inner peace and tranquillity, a result of regular meditation. Other people practice this timeless art because it strips away the layers of false identity that mask your True Self from shining through. Only if we learn to embrace who we are genuinely and, at the exact moment, can let go of this ego identification will we reach a point of total Freedom. If you start meditating because you want to learn about who you are, you will have a lot of patience and self-discipline. It will not be easy to let go of all your old belief systems and convictions that others have brought onto you. However, the joy and happiness this new Freedom will get will be worth all the effort.
Meditation has been proven to improve brain function.
It is widely known that meditation is not only good for those who want to learn to reduce their anxiety or seek inner peace. Furthermore, meditation has been proven to improve many parts of our brains. The brain is elastic and plastidic, which means it is like a muscle that can be trained and formed. Meditation has a well-known effect on our focus, clarity, and awareness. It also lowers our heart rate, reduces stress levels, and allows us to become more balanced and at peace, no matter what is happening around us.
The ultimate purpose of meditation is enlightenment.
In ancient times meditation was practiced by many Buddhist monks. It was taught to help them being able to enter Nirvana once they have left this earthly life. Those people understand that everything in this world is consciousness and was created out of this consciousness. The feelings of separation and despair are artificial and have nothing to do with our true nature. Many people who practice meditation will never reach this kind of bliss because this is not their intention to meditate. For others seeking enlightenment, proper understanding and for themselves meditation can provide this. It will be what you want it to be. The answer to your questions, the healing you were looking for, the peace of mind you have been running away from.
Before meditating, it is helpful to be aware of your intention—why you want to start practicing meditation. The clearer you are, the better it is, allowing you to stay focused during your sessions. Many people start meditating because they hear it would be good for them. Those people often don’t understand that meditation is a gift that unfolds over time. If there are no precise results within the first few days, many people give up on meditation before they ever reach the first line. While meditating should not be forced but allowed to happen, it is helpful to have motivation in mind. Ask yourself why you want to meditate.
- To sleep better?
- To calm your mind?
- To improve focus or clarity?
- Are you looking for answers to a problem?
- Do you want to give it a go?
- you want to enhance your memory of health reasons
- for inner peace and stillness
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why you could start this practice. If you choose one for now and make this your motivation or sense for the next four weeks, this would be helpful. Because your meditation sessions will not always be easy, there will be times when you can’t be asked to meditate, or you don’t have time, or you are not feeling it. Whatever the reason, once you have your intent set, you can return to it whenever you lack discipline. Reminding yourself that you decided to meditate for a reason XY and knowing it might take some time to get there. Other people say that meditation should not have a sense, but to be honest, if you want to develop a practice, you will need discipline and an excellent reason to keep going.
Keep it accurate with Meditation.
After all, Meditation is a journey, and you never know which route you will take. Each day is different; even each moment won’t be the same. Regular Meditation indeed has a beneficial effect on your body, mind, and spirit. At the same time, it can be rather uncomfortable too. How you sit, if and what you have eaten beforehand, and what is going on in your life will affect your meditation session. It can make it more challenging or easy, but you can push through those challenges with the right intention. Meditation can shape your brain and change it, but again this will take time and a lot of patience. While happiness, joy, and inner peace are natural results of Meditation, so is the sharpening of your awareness. Many things suddenly come into your focus and ask you to be dealt with. And this is where most people give up because they think Meditation differs from what was sold to them.
It’s not going to be easy – but it’s worthy
Some Buddhist monks can sit in deep Meditation for hours. They have reached a level of consciousness in which they nearly exist on another plane where the outer world does not affect them anymore. Furthermore, they have achieved a level of self-discipline mentally that this now also can be extended to the physical level. You don’t have to become a Buddhist monk and don’t need to meditate for hours daily to achieve good results. However, trust me, your mind will become your enemy after a few goes. It will soon come up with 1001 excuses why you can’t meditate today. Or why you can’t be asked. But we can only become good in what we do if we do it regularly, and again this requires a particular set of rules or commitment. But only if you take your time and practice Meditation today so you can start feeling better soon. This is going to be a life-changing experience for you. If you make the most out of it, you will start being a more positive person and feel more complete.
Meditation will genuinely change your life forever if you let it.