Meditation is Not A Visionary Abstraction
Meditation is not a visionary abstraction. It does not mean that we sit in a corner and become selfish or morbid and indifferent to everything else in life. Meditation is power. Whatever you do, meditation can help you to do it better. Meditation is an art of bringing harmony to body, mind, and consciousness. Life with meditation is a flowering of bliss and beauty. Life without meditation is stress, confusion, and illusion. Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. When you meditate, a number of desirable things begin to happen – slowly, at first, and deepening over time.
Meditation is Not Religious Practice
Who invented meditation? How it was invented ? Which type of people first practiced? Is is a way to communicate to non-visible spirits? These all questions are unanswered but one thing is true that since ancient times meditation was considered a way of life. People from all over the world belonging to ancient antiquity, Middle Ages, modern and contemporary periods have practiced meditation. Today, meditation is not just a spiritual practice. It is also considered as an exercise, a therapeutic method and even a healing method among other things. Meditation is a powerful preventive tool for all physical and mental problems. We have gone to the moon and penetrated deep into the mysteries of subatomic particles, but how about understanding and controlling our minds. Meditation is the process of learning to control the mind – the most difficult task on earth.
Meditation is Not Separate From You
Meditation, is a part of most people’s daily routine or experience. Truly, meditation is not separate from daily living, but as a discipline, we have to practice certain techniques, methods, and systems. Meditation is simple in concept but difficult to master. Fortunately, you don’t have to master meditation to benefit from it. You just have to practice. No one ever really masters it completely, but even a few steps down that road can make a meaningful difference. Meditation is the process of redefining and reframing your life. Your mind quiets down and you experience an inner sense of peace, joy, and well-being. Meditation is apparently one of the only things that can permanently change your emotional set point – your basic level of relative happiness that scientists say stays the same throughout your life, no matter what you experience.
Meditation is Not Thinking or Analyzing
Meditation is not thinking about problems or analyzing a situation. Meditation is simply a quiet, effortless, one-point focus of attention and awareness that opens your mind to new experiences. Meditation is not a destination. It is the journey itself; a joyful path that invariably leads you to self-realization and enlightenment. It is a state of stillness, complete contentment in the present moment and effort to perceive presence of cosmic energy and pure consciousness. Meditation is not a static “thing.” It’s a “doing.” This is why it’s so hard to put a finger on and define. And that is why no one else can give us an adequate idea of what meditation is, of the value or the ecstasy of it ; we can never know until we ourselves taste it.
Meditation is Not Focusing or Concentrating
Meditation is one tool that helps clear clutter from mind all the ‘non-value’ adding stuff such as unnecessary worries, unfounded suspicions and fears. It helps to become calmer, less irritated by unimportant things. Meditation is an experience catching a glimpse of soul, realizing what beautiful beings we are, pure light, love and life free of fear without any limits and restrictions. Meditation is seeing God in you. Meditation is not some strange or foreign technique that requires you to change beliefs, your culture or religion. It is a very practical, scientific and systematic technique for knowing yourself at all levels. Meditation is an opportunity to explore yourself, brings you in contact with your real, true Self.