What You Need To Know About Meditation
Meditation is different from the ordinary activities you and I engage in because it goes deeper than simply relaxing. It’s more than listening to music or eating a healthy meal. It’s much deeper than that because it focuses on a person’s deepest desires and develops those desires.
I’ve discovered that the benefits of meditation include allowing the mind to enter a meditative state where the mental chatter disappears. The brain enters this meditation state without much effort. The benefit is a focus on the body and the breath, and on the mind as well.
We all want to focus on something, but we do not want to listen to those deep thoughts. Even when we’re trying to concentrate, we still have those annoying thoughts. And so, in order to be able to focus, we often resort to the activity of reading a book or listening to the radio or television.
We continue to allow those deep thoughts to flow, even though we know it’s not necessary. This is a bad habit. Meditation helps you to let go of the negative. The result is a state where negative thoughts cease to exist.
Another good thing about meditation is that it’s not about physical comfort. You don’t want to be comfortable during meditation. However, you don’t want to be uncomfortable either. It’s not a matter of getting your body into a relaxed position or forcing it into a tense position.
The way I learned meditation was through yoga. I studied it for many years before it was popular. It has helped me to understand the difference between the mind and the body. I have also understood the benefits of meditation, which I’ve applied in my everyday life.
One thing I’ve learned through good practice is that what happens in meditation does not stay in meditation. It’s like when you meditate, you are not sitting in a circle for the day. You can walk out of the circle when you want. What stays, stays. So, if you do not take care of yourself during meditation, you can be in that circle again, which will only cause you to fall deeper.
What I mean by this is that meditation brings about inner peace. The mind clears, and the focus is beyond the ordinary physical activities of daily living. You begin to listen to your mind. When you meditate you get to hear more deeply and think more clearly.
Meditation produces a natural high in the body. You have a better sense of humor and see things differently. You have a heightened perception of the surrounding universe.
I’ve found that a great source of deep relaxation and awareness is that of music. I find myself in states of meditative bliss every time I listen to my favorite music. Music will keep you focused and grounded because the emotions that cause the meditative state are triggered in our minds.
The sad thing is that there are people who have been doing meditation for many years and who have not learned this technique. So they come to the point where they are totally distressed by the practice of meditation. What they don’t realize is that meditation is not something to be ashamed of. On the contrary, it’s something to be proud of.