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Meditation,  Power of Mind

What Is Meditation Program

Put simply, meditation is the experience of the limitless nature of the mind when it ceases to be dominated by its usual mental chatter. Think for a moment of the sky. If the sky is continually covered by clouds, we are never able to see its true nature. Roll the clouds away, and magically we experience the blue vastness of the sky in all its beauty.

If the mind is continually clouded by thoughts, we are never able to experience it in and of itself. All that we experience is the cloud-cover of its contents.

 

What Is The Nature Of Mind

Why should we want to experience the mind in and of itself? The answer is that it represents our true nature, a nature that is naturally calm and serene, unclouded by the various anxieties and wishes, hopes and fears that usually occupy our attention.

To experience the mind in this unclouded way is to experience the sense of being fully and vitally alive, yet at the same time deeply at peace within ourselves.

Meditation brings with it many other benefits for body and mind, but all of these depend upon the ability to experience this central state of alert yet peaceful being.

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How Meditation Helps The Mind

A way of understanding this is to imagine the mind as a pool of water that for years we have been busily churning into mud with our mental chatter. Once the churning stops, the mud settles to the bottom, and the pool becomes clear.peace

Not only can we now see the limpid, pure water itself, but also we can enjoy other pleasures, such as quenching our thirst, and bathing. Its clarity and cleanliness allow us to see through to the bottom of the pool, and discover there a new world of interest and wonder.

When the mind becomes calm and still in meditation, we come to a much deeper understanding of ourselves and of our own true nature.

With this state of mind, it will be also more easier for us when come to do self reflection.  It is important to do self reflection constantly. Self reflection helps to build emotional self-awareness.

By taking the time to ask yourself some important questions, you gain a better understanding of your own emotions, strengths, weaknesses and driving factors. Once you understand important aspects of the self, you become better able to adjust to the changing situations and tough circumstances.

Thought And Emotion

By stilling and calming the thoughts, meditation also stills and calms the emotions. Thought and emotion are inextricably linked in our everyday lives. The mind goes over painful memories, current worries and concerns for the future, and as it does so it sparks off emotions such as regret, anger and fear.

calm-waterWhen the mind enters into meditation, the emotions experience a new sense of peace. Even if troubling thoughts arise, much of their usual power is lacking. The meditator is able to observe them objectively, without becoming lost in them and identifying with them.

As a result, his or her ability to rouse unwelocme emotions decreases. At the centre of everything, the tranquillity of mind and feeling remains. Potentially disturbing thoughts pass through the mind like clouds across the face of the sun, and are replaced by an equanimity only possible when one is at peace with oneself.

Meditation And Life

Meditation should never be thought of as an external technique that we impose upon ourselves, much as we might learn a foreign language or master a computer. It is in essence a re-discovery of something that has always been within us, an opening of half-familiar pages in a book that we once loved but have put aside.

sunsetThis does not mean that in meditation we return to the mind of a child. Meditation does not ask us to give up our life experiences nor to distrust the power of thought. It also does not ask us to become different or less interesting people than we are now.

How meditation help in life?  Once the meditation session is over, the mind returns to the plans and concerns that are its usual way of being – but now with an added clarity and power in its thinking, and a greater ability to meet both the challenges and the frustrations with which life continually confronts us.

Meditation does not take us away from the world, but helps us to become more clear-sighted and effective people within it.

It also enables us to become more sensitive and compassionate toward other people and toward the natural world. Because it develops within us a sense of the unity and inter-dependence of all things, and an awareness of what it means to be human.

With this greater sensitivity and awareness comes an enhanced feeling of self-awareness and self-acceptance. For the first time, we really sense the deep mystery and the precious nature of life.

Do you have any thought or experience you would like to share?  You are welcome to leave your comments or thought in the comment box provided below.  I’m more than happy to hear from you!..:-)

Namaste

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6 Comments

  • andreas haag

    Thanks for this beautiful post.
    Meditation is one of the best things you can do to move forward in your life and get things done. also, it reaches out to our deep spirituality that you mention as the deeper mysteries.

    one of the best things in this post is: Meditation should never be thought of as an external technique that we impose upon ourselves, much as we might learn a foreign language or master a computer. It is in essence a re-discovery of something that has always been within us, an opening of half-familiar pages in a book that we once loved but have put aside.

    this is soo true and I hope more people will find this bliss that meditation can give.

    Love
    Andreas

    • Janet

      Thank you Andreas. Glad that you enjoy reading my post. I believe if more people learn to do meditation, this world will be a peaceful and beautiful world…:-)

  • Hilde Regine Rayani

    Hi! your website is fantasstic. Help me to have a better understanding about meditation. Love the frontpicture and the Layout.
    Well done!

    • Janet

      Hi Regine. Thank you and you are most welcome..:-) I will do my best to maintain and even make it a much better site for you and everyone who visit. Would love to hear from you again! Namaste.

  • John

    I really liked this post. I relate to everything you just wrote.

    Amazing website and really well put together, thank you!

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