Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and move with it. In that watching, you begin to understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And out of this awareness comes silence.
Meditation is extremely enjoyable. I meditate every morning, before I get out of bed, and it is the most important part of my routine. I make sure I never miss a day, and I look forward to my meditation time as much as my breakfast! Meditation is a simple technique that can help us manage our brains more effectively, by building our skills of attention. When we practice meditation regularly, we build a capacity to become aware of thinking and emotion. You may not know, but some of the most influential people in the world meditate daily, including the richest entrepreneurs, thought leaders, top scientists, and sportspeople. There is are reason that people at the top are meditating – because it helps you to think with greater clarity, and focus on the most effective ways of accomplishing great things in your life. Meditation over time builds up a feeling of calm and inner peace, making you a more compassionate person, both to yourself and to others. They say that meditating can be just as restful as sleep, and emotionally even more so, as it allows a much needed break from our over stimulated minds. Some people think that meditation is some sort of magic – I know I did. I thought that there would be flying around the room in ‘enlightenment’. In fact it’s simply about concentrating on one thing only. Predominantly, it’s the breath, but it could be chanting or a guided meditation On this note, meditation doesn’t have to mean sitting in the lotus position for hours on end, or finding a state of spiritual nirvana, it is simply a practice of being aware of thoughts entering and leaving our minds without judgement. Regular meditation has been attributed to a steep dissipation of feelings of grief, addictions, depression and stress, so imagine what good it can do for your day to day life. There are no harmful effects to meditation, only positives. Meditate, and change your life.