What Is Meditation, Why Do It, And How It’s Good For Us?
A pretty lengthy title, we must say. We’re trying to put basic information about meditation in a nutshell (which, that in itself, is a bit of a challenging task, what with the many branches and benefits of meditation). However, it’s not impossible.
This is why we were able to come up with the ABC’s (no, it isn’t alphabetized) of what meditation really is.
What Meditation Really Is
We all have a vague idea of the word. It’s being calm. It’s getting into a state of relaxation. And you’re right. Meditation is the practice and art of allowing your mind and body to be in a state of awareness, attention, and consciousness. So maybe it’s AAC and not ABC.
However, more than getting into the calm zone, meditation is also a technique where you teach yourself to focus, be stable mentally and emotionally. It teaches you to be in charge of your whole being and not letting outer factors take charge of us.
With the busyness of our schedules and the hustle and bustle of life itself, time has become a luxury not many of us are able to wield wisely.
“And now, I have to find time from what little I have for myself to give to meditation?” you might already be wondering.
Well, yes, essentially. Similarly, do take to mind that it’s only a matter of perspective. We give time to things we find important. Once we accept and understand how meditation can change our lives for the better, it won’t be difficult to give a few minutes of your 24 hours to this beautiful practice and art.
Meditation promotes emotional and mental health. It helps reduce stress and anxiety. It teaches you to be positive. It provides you with a warm and happy outlook in your day to day life. In addition to this, with all these put together, it allows you to generate self-awareness and healthy self-love.
Can We Really Make Meditation A Lifestyle?
Yes, you definitely can. Meditation isn’t rocket science, though our brains may often make us think that it is. Because we are so used to environments that are in fact stressors that contribute to negativity and worry, we find concepts about the opposite as alien.
Simply accept that we deserve calm and relaxation. Likewise, accept that this is not a luxury but is in fact something you can easily achieve.
It isn’t something reserved only for monks or yogi. It’s for anyone who wants lasting peace of mind and body.
So if you want to live life stress free and constantly have a positive outlook that stems from true self-knowledge and acceptance, try it out. You have nothing to lose and we promise you, it’s totally worth it.