Congratulation! If you are reading this article, it means you are ready to do meditation and wish to find out new chapter of your life. But, you might feel vague about how to meditate, where to go for meditation, what to expect from meditation. However, we are here for giving you information of ‘What is meditation’, ‘Why we meditate’, ‘Perfect way for meditation’, ‘Benefits of meditation’, etc… So let’s get started!
What is Meditation
At first, Let’s take a look at quote of definition of meditation from wikipedia!
Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Scholars have found meditation difficult to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them.Wikipedia
According to the quote, you can recognize that meditation is about practice in terms of mental and there is no exact definition about meditation. Yes, meditation is hard to define. due to the those reasons, there are different kinds of meditation which has different meditation method or technique.
Our meditation define meditation as this sentence. ‘Meditation is letting go of our mind world which consists of memories, thoughts, feeling like anxiety, sadness, hate, unhappy, etc.. and go back to the Origin’. Actually, Our inner pain, anxiety, negative thoughts, negative feelings, These things come from our mind. It is not from exterior causes. because we have been eaten all the mind and thoughts and feelings throughout our life. So If we want to get out of those mind. we have to let go of all of it!
Why We Meditate
There is famous saying: ‘Carpe Diem’ that means ‘Seize the day’, ‘Live in
the present’. Everyone can agree that living now is most important thing for our life. but, as you realize in a little times of meditation, It is not that easy. Yes, we have a plenty of thoughts on every day. and It forbids us from
concentrating on present. Even most of thoughts flow to negative thoughts that makes stress and anxiety, hate, low self-confidence, distrust… so, how can we get rid of these things?
Meditation is the solution! It can help you realize what is the fundamental
reason for us to have all the distracting thoughts and negative mind such as
anxiety, fear, hate, bothersome, melancholy…. and make us realize how useless it is for us to be obsessed with those things. after recognition, we can eliminate those things by meditation.
Let’s assume our mind is muscle. then we can say meditation is the exercise that empowers the muscle. With meditation, you will have strong mental health and you can concentrate on the work you are doing now and you can live only now. In addition, you will look all the things by positive perspective, which help you make good relationships with others, build high self-confidence, improve your faculty for work, make your whole life happiness.
How to meditate
Maybe, you found out it is not easy for you to meditate deeply, and long by yourself. Because there are many distractions near you. for example, If you have a family, you have to take care of them and if you are extremely busy, there would be no time for meditation at all. Moreover, the most serious problem, you always have distracting thoughts in your head which stop you from focusing on what you need to do. there are many kinds of distracting thoughts such as relationship in the job, school, family, money problem, health problem, future problem, work problem, etc… plenty of thoughts which doesn’t help our life at all burst forth.
That is the reason we need professional help from meditation teacher. Guided meditation will lead you to right way for high consciousness and help you let go of all of your distracting thoughts, anxiety, stress, worries, anger, negative thoughts and minds.
How to sit?
There is no rule for how to sit. the most important thing is to find the best posture for your comfort and focus for meditation.
There are many way to meditate according to how much time you have. even though you just have 10 minutes, 20 minutes. There are short meditation ways. In other hands, if you have long time like 1 hour, 2 hours or more than 3 hours, there is the meditation method which suits it.
What to wear?
No matter what you wear! The most important thing is that whether it is best for meditation from your point of view.
Keep motivated and consistent
For improving consciousness level, we need to keep reminding of the reasons we are meditating, namely our goals. Maybe, sometimes, we would be very tired of doing meditation. but, everytime we have those minds, we have to get rid of it to go forward.
Consistency is also one of the most important things. meditation is not short-term effective thing. we have to keep meditating regularly. even if it is just 10 or 20 minutes a day. Keeping it consistently is the most crucial thing.
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