While modern technology has simplified the month long processes for humans to second long tasks, it has definitely created more space in their lives to add more things. People are so occupied with things, tasks and worries in their lives that they rarely get a chance to be truly calm and peaceful. One scientifically proven way of experiencing that inner peace is meditation. A lot of people know about meditation but they are not aware of its benefits and how to do it. Let’s have a look at what meditation is and what it is all about.
What Is Meditation
Meditation is defined in many different ways because people have interpreted it in different ways. However, it is unfortunate that most people have the wrong definition and understanding of meditation. Most people believe that meditation is about concentrating your inner self and the calmness within. Others believe it is the losing of control of your awareness. Some even see weird things while meditating and believe that that’s the peak of meditation. A good way to understand what meditation is to just note down that all of the things mentioned just now are not meditation.
In reality, meditation is about searching for inner calm and serenity while being fully aware and alert. It is the removal of all unnecessary and contaminating thoughts from your mind while being fully alert. In other words, you could say that if you are meditating properly your mind will be in peace while you are doing your daily work and tasks. Such meditation can’t be achieved just like that. You have to keep on meditating for a long period of time in order to reach a point where you can literally be at peace while going about your business.
How To Meditate
The best way to start with meditation is to do it for very short time in the beginning. The time in the beginning might seem ridiculously small. For example, you might be asked to meditate for only 2 minutes each morning in the beginning. What you have to realize here is that it’s not about time but quality. A 2-minute meditation done successfully is better than half an hour of meditation in which the person is not able to discover the inner peace. Just so you know, it will be very hard for you to empty your mind for even 2 minutes in the beginning.
Another important thing while doing meditation is to do it first thing in the morning. This is the time when keeping your mind empty and discovering the inner peace is easiest. Find some great DVDs or tracks online for meditation. Music really helps achieve deep meditation with less effort required. If you think the environment and atmosphere in your house is not viable for meditation you would want to go for meditation classes. Taking professional classes for meditation is a perfect way to start properly since everything that needs to be known is told by your instructor.
Benefits Of Meditation
You have to know that meditation is not about sitting with your hands on your knees on the peak of some mountain located remotely from the population of the city. It is about letting the thoughts in your mind slowly trickle away from your mind leaving it empty. Once you have done that your mind will be completely empty i.e. it will not be distracted by any unnecessary thoughts. However, it will still be alert and now it will focus specifically and exclusively on things you are doing, which means you will be more efficient in your results.
Once you have achieved meditation successfully your heartbeat slows down because your brain is not doing efforts on thoughts it does not have to work on. This results in great heart health. If you are someone who suffers from blood pressure, meditation can help you a great deal with this problem. When you are at peace internally you obtain maximum pleasure from your activities. You are happier than most of the people around you. You don’t have to be surprised if your food starts to taste even better than before because it is going to happen.
The best thing about meditation is how peacefully you sleep at night. Once you have started to obtain maximum refreshing ether from your sleep, your life will already start to get better. Meditation also helps with other functions of the body such as great improvements in your metabolism process. Focusing and concentrating on things becomes easier for you. With a peaceful mind you are able to make better decisions and you make them faster. Since your respiration slows down along with the heartbeat and blood flow, it is said that meditation helps you age slower and live longer. Last but not least, if you are in some creative career, you will do wonders.