The term MEDITATION conjures up several images in our mind. It applies to several men and women sitting and breathing in and out with their eyes closed. On the contrary, it is an inward process rather than an outward posture that only the true seeker can experience.
To put it easily for anyone to understand, Meditation is a technique of putting the chain of thoughts to rest and connecting with the latent power which is present within each human being. It can also be defined as a set of methods that lead to focused attention and a heightened sense of awareness.
The process of meditation deepens when the mind becomes silent and it doesn’t distract you. Meditation is an ancient technique that has been practiced in cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Every religion, be it Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism and other spiritually developed cultures has a strong relation to the meditative process.
GOAL of meditation is to go beyond the stream of thoughts that clutter your mind and experience our true nature which is peace, happiness, and bliss.
Working With The MIND:
The biggest hurdle that we experience during meditation is the continuous wavering of mind. Our mind continuously plays tricks with us and as soon as one tries to meditate, we begin to either daydream or fantasize during meditation.
When we train our mind to become calm and witness our thoughts rather than react to them, we understand the process of Meditation. It is a spiritual exercise and involves training our mind and keeping it fully aware and mindful of what is happening around.
So, how does the process of meditation achieve this aware state of mind?
The universally acceptable method that has been taught to countless human beings is by watching your breath.
Compassion and access to the true meaning of happiness
Unattached attention and awareness of true meaning of self.