Are you seeking calmness, peace of mind, joy, vibrant health, greater energy, positive relationships and fulfillment in life? Do you wish to be stress-free and worry-free? You can enjoy all these benefits and much more, with meditation.
Meditation is something almost anyone can do, you do not need super abilities to do it. You do not need to be an Olympic athlete, seeking a perfect score in competition. Instead, meditation is more like taking the time to do some personal exercise.
Meditation is something that can help to relieve stress, anxiety, and help to develop inner peace. Meditation offers innumerable benefits for your body, mind and spirit. The rest you gain in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep. The deeper your rest, the more dynamic your activity is.
The purpose of exercising is to begin from where you are currently and develop higher levels of fitness and strength; the same is true of meditation. Even if you are very anxious, distracted, or feel irritated by sounds in your environment as you are attempting to meditate – it is simply what you are beginning with, it is what you have at the moment. They should not make you feel as if you are unable to pursue meditation.
Meditation has two important benefits:
Meditation prevents stress from getting into the system and Meditation releases accumulated stress that is in the system. Both of these happen simultaneously, leaving one refreshed and joyful.
Meditation is something that can help you to become more aware of your habitual tendencies. It can help you to work with them so they become less prominent in your life and you become less anxious, distracted, and become more accepting. You do not need to go directly from point A to point B either – meditation involves gradual change. Breath by breath, each time you meditate, you work to change what is within your mind and heart.
The changes you make accumulate over time as you practice. Through meditation, you can change from someone who experiences high levels of anxiety, to a confident person. You can become a person who may have always been in a bad mood, to a person is who more relaxed.
A lot of the time our minds are busy, caught up in an endless stream of thoughts that leave us agitated and tired. Every day we experience worry, anxiety, irritation and many other un-peaceful minds. However, the true nature of the mind is clear, peaceful and expansive.
The Mani mantra (below) is widely used and is open to anyone who feels inspired to practice it, personally I have found practising this mantra on a daily basis hugely beneficial to the way I live my life.
Find peace of mind
Unfortunately, the busy thoughts racing incessantly and repeatedly though our heads are like storm clouds that obscure that true peace we could experience in our hearts. Occasionally there is a natural break in the clouds and we get to enjoy a comfortable and peaceful mind but these experiences are often fleeting. Through meditation we can undo our busy thought habits, and gradually make the gap in the clouds grow bigger and last longer, until in time the clouds disappear completely.
The main benefit is that when our mind is peaceful happiness naturally develops in our hearts. However, there are many other benefits to be experienced along the way. Studies have shown meditation to reduce stress, normalise blood pressure and help people to feel more relaxed. With our mind at peace we are more understanding of others and our relationships improve.
Immediately meditation can help us to improve the quality of our mind and help our physical health. However, the benefits of meditation go far beyond developing short term rewards. By using meditation to understand the true nature of reality we can develop an experience of inner peace and happiness that is always with us regardless of our external circumstances.
I will be able to give you guidelines on how to start meditating and what to do step by step to experience this life changing technique.