The Basics of Meditation

Meditation refers to a state where your body and mind are consciously relaxed and focused. Practitioners of this art report increased awareness, focus, and concentration, as well as a more positive outlook in life.

Meditation is most commonly associated with monks, mystics and other spiritual disciplines. However, you don’t have to be a monk or mystic to enjoy its benefits. And you don’t even have to be in a special place to practice it. You could even try it in your own living room!

Meditation refers to a state where your body and mind are consciously relaxed and focused.  Practitioners of this art report increased awareness, focus, and concentration, as well as a more positive outlook in life.

Meditation is most commonly associated with monks, mystics and other spiritual disciplines.  However, you don’t have to be a monk or mystic to enjoy its benefits.  And you don’t even have to be in a special place to practice it.  You could even try it in your own living room!

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What is Meditation?

Meditation is not simply a process of reflection or contemplation, nor is it mere daydreaming or relaxation. Meditation is a technique or practice that involves training your attention and mental awareness and bringing your mental focus under control.

Meditation is not simply a process of reflection or contemplation, nor is it mere daydreaming or relaxation. Meditation is a technique or practice that involves training your attention and mental awareness and bringing your mental focus under control.

Meditation isn’t easy. It takes time, energy and effort, concentration, determination and discipline. To be a successful meditator you will need these personal qualities but the results you will experience in your everyday life will be worthwhile and this is why so many people persevere. Although it is easier to just sit back and watch television, this will not allow you to get rid of the feelings of unease and unrest experienced by so many people in today’s rushed societies. These feelings may go away for periods of time but unless they are dealt with they will always come back. Continue reading “What is Meditation?”