what is meditation?
With our lives becoming ever increasingly busy balancing work, friends, kids, relationships, study, extended family, cooking, cleaning, paying the bills, facebook, shopping, eating, sleeping, phew .......
....... it is more important than ever to save some space for ourselves.
Meditation creates that space.
what isn't meditation?
To understand what meditation is, its helpful to understand what meditation isn't.
One of the frequent misconceptions people have about meditation is that you must stop your mind from thinking. This may seem surprising because isn’t that what you've been lead to believe meditation is all about?
The following analogy from www.the-guided-meditation-site.com provides some valuable insight:
"Your mind is like a River.
Trying to stop your mind from thinking is like trying to stop a river from flowing with your bare hands...it's exhausting and almost impossible to accomplish!
When you learn how to meditate, you learn to step out of the river, and let your thoughts flow past you effortlessly. When you learn to do this, you will find that your river of thoughts slows down all by itself. No effort is required.
Meditation is an act of letting go,
not an act of shutting down."
what are the benefits?
When your river of thoughts begins to slow down you have greater access to observing them as they arise in your mind. Cultivating this ability by meditating regularly assists you in your normal every day life as you become more apt at slowing your thoughts and choosing those that you wish to continue to think and act upon. In the same way, you also start to observe those thoughts you wish to let go of and just allow these to flow on by.
This can have a very beneficial effect on your relationships, your stress levels and the outcomes and results you choose to produce in your life. You become to realise that YOU are the one who gets to say what thoughts impact your life rather than the thoughts having a life of their own.
You can see how practicing meditation and developing this ability to observe your thoughts would have many flow-on effects not only in reducing stress but reducing irritability and moodiness, decreasing anxiety and depression, enhancing creativity, decreasing high blood pressure, assisting with sleep, strengthening the immune system, reducing body tension, increasing confidence and positivity, creating a greater sense of purpose and meaning as well as helping our ability to “let go” in life.
learning to meditate
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