“Meditation practice is like piano scales, basketball drills, ballroom dance class. Practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living.”
― Elizabeth Lesser, The Seeker’s Guide: Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure
Meditation (from WIKIPEDIA)
is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, 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.:228–29:180:415:107 Scholars have found meditation difficult to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them.
Meditation has been practiced since antiquity in numerous religious traditions, often as part of the path towards enlightenment and self realization. Some of the earliest written records of meditation (Dhyana), come from the Hindu traditions of Vedantism. Since the 19th century, Asian meditative techniques have spread to other cultures where they have also found application in non-spiritual contexts, such as business and health.
Meditation may be used with the aim of reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and increasing peace, perception.
Why should you meditate?
Meditation is certainly not for everyone. However, it definitely has health benefits that make it worth the practice.
Coming from a place of anxiety and panic attacks, I struggled with the ability to slow my brain down long enough to sit still, let alone sit in silence and “sit with my thoughts”.
It is a myth that meditation = clear mind and zero thoughts. Absolutely incorrect. It is nearly impossible to shut your brain off, but the goal is to quiet you mind. Couple mindfulness with thoughtful breathing and you can achieve sitting with your thoughts and letting them pass without any anxiety.
The point it to just be still.
You can also use meditation to work through a certain issue that has been troubling you. There are many guided meditations that can help you achieve this. I use the meditation apps Simple Habit, and Asana Rebel.
I strongly suggest you include a meditation practice in your daily routine .
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