I had attempted meditation for a while, but found my mind to be so busy that I could not concentrate and relax. Last year I took part in the Deepak Chopra 21 day meditation challenge and this became the turning point.
Many think of meditation as a religious practice, yet Meditation is simply the practice of focusing on your breathe and quietening the mind. There are different ways of meditating and one should choose what works for you. You can focus on the body centre ( Thai meditation: 3 finger spaces above the navel ) or something simple, like a sound, a mantra or a candle flame.
The stillness in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have. When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens.
The benefits of meditation: A calm mind, good concentration, clarity of perception, improvement in communication, a feeling of peace, an unshakeable inner strength, healing, the ability to connect to an inner source of energy, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
In today’s world where stress catches on faster than the eye can see or the mind can perceive, meditation is no more a luxury. It is a necessity. To be unconditionally happy and to have peace of mind, we need to tap into the power of meditation. According to wisdom traditions, this space between the thought is the window, is the corridor, is the vortex to the infinite mind — the mystery that some people call the spirit or God. We don’t have to use those terms but it’s your core consciousness.
Meditation can start from as little as 10mins so give it a try and I’m positive that you will look forward to spending those moments with yourself.