Life was given to us billions of years ago but still, no one clearly knows what to do with it. In fact, 99% of the population is unaware of its true actual self and is completely lost in the fake personalities it has derived from the evils of our society. And the single most reason behind this is, all of us are too busy in our physical connections to spare even a little bit of time for our spiritual connections.
If you’d just spare a minute to think about the fact of what you are, what we all humans are and what we are doing right now with this life then you will get shocked with the answers you are going to receive from your inner self.
Acknowledging and awakening this true self of yours is what meditation is all about in a broad sense.
Unlike what you might have seen in pictures or heard people talking about, meditation doesn’t bring in some magical skills or anything like that (though it is possible). In very simple terms, what meditation does is that it brings in clarity for most of the people by awakening your spiritual core. And this clarity is about everything you can even think of.
But I am not going to split bonkers here. I am gonna make you understand each and everything about meditation in this guide. So that I don’t sound insane and you get to know everything about meditation before you even delve into the wonders of this practice.
Alright, let’s begin with the sexy stuff!
What Is The True Meaning Of Meditation aka Its Definition?
(Sorry for the broken voice (not that bad). My mic seemed to have malfunctioned. The visual content though is good enough to understand each and everything easily.)
I am going to keep it as simple as possible although I won’t be able to explain it all in a single line and it might be too much to take in. So, don’t get overwhelmed and try to understand the meaning behind each and everything I will be explaining in a couple of seconds.
Just saying! (Hehe)
Okay now, as you might have heard that there are 3 consciousness states of our mind which namely are, the conscious mind, the subconscious mind, and the unconscious mind.
Well, not exactly.
Coz that’s what science has told us and your teachers had fed you.
In reality, your consciousness levels aren’t limited to these 3 only (there are many). These 3 are just a broad categorized name of the various consciousness levels and technically there’s one major category which is missing which I like to call as the “Superconscious State”.
So what this all means is….
The concept of meditation is not yet fully understood and there are a lot of misconceptions about it everywhere.
Here goes a somewhat correct thread to connect with the concept of meditation:
The ultimate meaning of meditation is to train your mind to make it able to reach its highest consciousness state. And being in such a conscious state is what that brings in a clarity of each and everything.
A Word Even Further…
Note: This part is for better clarity about meditation for those who are willing to learn even more about the meaning of meditation. It’s totally optional and if you want you can jump ahead without reading this specific portion.
To clear the concept and the actual meaning about meditation even further let’s learn about it from an example.
Imagine your mind to be a computer with a limitless potential like it’s able to perform an unlimited amount of tasks of any nature at the same time.
This is kind the supercomputer we kinda wished we had. But you know what, we actually all do and this supercomputer is called YOUR BRAIN.
However, the problem here is that this supercomputer is just doing only a few repetitive processes again and again, for example, moving one folder to another back to back (these are your daily habits) being some necessity processes running in the background (which in this case are the body processes like your heartbeat).
So, how meditation comes into play into all of this?
Well, meditation is the way to unlock your complete potential.
The best thing here is that this concept has also been backed by science. Science says, there are unlimited neural connections in brain transmitting data whose number is ever increasing and developing as soon as you learn something new. Read more about neural connections at The Human Memory.
But the problem is that it formulates a path based on your habits and behavior which is followed again and again ignoring the other connections. They aren’t non-existent, they are just dormant.
So, all in all, to access 100% of your brain you need to use the power of meditation. It’s not like that you aren’t using your whole brain right now, you are. But with meditation, you will be able to access the full capacity of your brain which you are unable to do currently.
A very good way to understand this whole concept is to watch the film “Limitless” if you haven’t already done so. What a simple medication named NZT-48 does to Bradley Cooper in that movie, is what’s the true potential achievable via meditation and maybe even further!
FYI: The thought capacity of the brain is limited only to what is possible in real life (following the theory of many worlds). So, nothing is actually a myth. It’s just a myth until it’s made possible. For instance, just scroll down about 500 years back from now. Having computers back then was just a myth or a dream but now is it anymore? I know it may sound insane but this is the truth. What may sound a myth now may turn into reality a hundred or thousands of years from now.
Experiences After Some Time Of Regular Meditation
There are many misleading theories as to what you will be able to do following meditation practices at beginner stages. What they advertise are the things that you may expect to occur at very high stages of consciousness but for most of the people, it is most likely to never happen.
And the only reason behind this is, people don’t know the correct way of reaching to that point and most of the people quit this practice thinking of it as a joke at very early stages. BIG MISTAKE!!!
Anyways, here is a very realistic approach as to the things that you can expect to happen to you as a beginner or a moderate practitioner. I have compiled this list based on my own and other known acquaintances experiences.
- Increased intuition.
- Better focus and concentration.
- Increased intelligence and grasping power.
- Self and spiritual satisfaction.
- Clarity to your truer self to a limited extent.
- Ability to see through the reality of others i.e you’ll be able to better understand people.
- Stress relief.
- Ability to feel and manipulate your life force to a very limited extent. This, however, greatly depends on the way you have been practicing meditation. In order to achieve this ability, a specific meditation practice is required.
- Improved brain structure.
- Enhanced brain abilities.
- An overall better health.
How To Meditate? Mindfulness Meditation For Beginners…
(Sorry for the broken voice (not that bad). My mic seemed to have malfunctioned. The visual content though is good enough to understand each and everything easily.)
For this current specific guide which is focused on beginners, we’ll be focusing on the most popular, effective, and the easiest way to meditate, which is, Mindfulness Meditation (more on this in just a minute).
For those who are interested in more specific types of meditation, need not worry. In the following days and weeks, I will be covering up all the types of meditations along with an effective method(s) for doing each one of them. So make sure to subscribe to our site and stay tuned!
Alright now, getting back on the track…
Before I begin the process of doing Mindfulness Meditation I would first like to provide you a proper definition of what it actually is.
“Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training”.
Now you know what mindfulness meditation so it is the perfect time to learn how to do it.
3 Checks Of Mindfulness Meditation
This is what I like to call the process for doing mindfulness meditation because the method in which I practice it and recommend everyone to do involves just 3 checks/steps. They are a no-brainer, easy, and very effective.
#1. Surroundings Check
The first thing to do before you begin your meditation is to do a quick surrounding check. Now, this check involves everything that will physically surround you while you practice meditation. It goes as deep as to what you are wearing while meditating.
Ideally what you would like to do is:
- Find and wear suitable and comfortable clothes. You need to get as comfy as possible.
- Decide whether you would like to meditate indoors in your room or outdoors in your garden or balcony.
- Do a quick evaluation of your near and far surroundings. Always make sure that both of these must be free from providing you any disturbances while your session lasts.
#2. Timing Check
Next thing you would like to do is perform a quick timing check. Now, it involves 2 aspects in this case.
The first one is the time you prefer for doing meditation in your routine. It can be in the early morning, noon, evening or at night. It doesn’t really matter. But what matters is that you set up your session timings in such a way that you meditate in the same timeframe each and every day. This will help you turn your meditation practice into a daily habit which will prove out to be beneficial in unexpected ways!
The second thing to do is to decide on the time you would like to meditate for. It’s recommended to start small and slowly gain the pace.
For your initial couple of weeks, you can opt for a 5-10 minutes session. As you begin to do it regularly you can increase your meditation time by 5 minutes each week.
Now, this time scaling isn’t rigid. You can set up your own daily timelines to meditate as it suits your needs but make sure you practice it regularly for at least 5-10 minutes.
#3. Technique Check
The above-mentioned two checks are kinda same in each and every type of meditation. What really differs is the technique that you follow in these different types. Each type of meditation has its own meaning, different target areas, and they produce different results & benefits.
So, what’s the correct way of doing mindfulness meditation?
Here’s an overview:
- Sit in a comfortable position on the ground or on a chair in such a way that your back remains straight. However, don’t do meditation on your bed as it is very likely that you will fall asleep in this case.
- Next, close your eyes and start taking deep breaths and set your focus on your inhalation and exhalation. Do not try to control your breaths, just breathe naturally.
- As you do this, you’ll start encountering various thoughts, both positive and negative. Let them come in and go but don’t lose your focus from your breath.
- After a certain time, your breaths will gradually become normal and then slower and then vanish completely. This is the point where you will reach complete internal peace and get connected spiritually.
Some Points To Mark
- There is no way to control or stop the thoughts you encounter. But as you keep following this practice, the time to reach complete peace will start contracting and you will encounter less of this issue.
- You can meditate with open eyes as well by setting up your focus on a certain object but it is often hard to do so for newbie and even moderate practitioners.
- Do not panic if you feel the inability to move. It’s just a sign that your meditation is working.
- Listening to some soothing music before your meditation session can help you attain a faster and better focus.
Meditation Tips Shared By Industry Experts
You’re completely aware of the fact that guides like these are totally incomplete without some kick-ass tips to help you along the way. And when these tips come right from the desk of industry experts then there’s absolutely no match for them in terms of quality and benefit.
So, following this idea, here are a few tips shared by experts to take your meditation skills even further!
#1. Giovanni Dienstmann
The most important thing when setting up your meditation practice is starting small, growing gradually, and having a Never Zero attitude. You can start with as little as 5 minutes—either counting your breaths from 10 to 1 or repeating a mantra. Sit with your back and neck straight, eyes closed, and body relaxed. Ideally, practice always in the same place and time of the day.
Have the attitude that, no matter what, no matter how busy or tired you may be on a given day, you will never go to sleep without having meditated at least 5 minutes. That is the Never Zero attitude.
Finally, commit to increasing your practice slowly. Perhaps adding 1 minute per week, until you arrive at 20 minutes.
If you follow these three guidelines and continue practicing without expectations and without self-criticism, you will nail the consistency part of meditation—which is the first step, and the most important one.
Giovanni is a meditation teacher, the writer behind the popular blog LiveAndDare.com, and the creator of the acclaimed Master Your Mind program. He has been intensely seeking personal growth and enlightenment since his teenage years. In this process, he has practiced meditation daily (totaling over 7,000 hours), read hundreds of books, tried several different techniques, and spent time on retreats with masters and instructors around the world.
All this practice, learning, and training has radically transformed his mind and experience of the world – as a result, he now lives a fearless, peaceful, and fulfilling life.
Giovanni is not a guru or a spiritual master – but a practitioner on the way, sharing the powerful tools and insights that have helped him thus far. His work is to translate and “update” the tools and teachings of world-wide wisdom traditions so that they are easily digestible for the 21st-century person.
#2. Jonni Pollard
Whether you’re great at initiating change but not so great at following through, or hard to get started but great at getting things done, these simple tips will help you establish an effective meditation practice.
Your mind, body, and heart are your most important assets. They’re involved in every decision you make and are the means through which you experience life. If your mind is chaotic, your body agitated and heart heavy, then your experience of life is going to reflect that.
Meditation helps calm a chaotic mind and clear away the fogginess so you can experience life with greater clarity and connection. For just 15 minutes of practice a day, the benefits you receive are huge, which makes it a worthy investment of your time.
- So make meditation a priority, just like you would an important meeting or a date with the Dalai Lama. Set your reminder for 5 minutes before your session so you can start to wind down and find a comfortable place to sit. When you’re done, schedule in your next session, so you can get into the habit of making meditation a daily practice.
- When you see positive results in your life from doing something new, you usually want to continue doing it. It feels good to feel good! Keeping a journal is an easy way to track your journey so you can reflect back and see compelling evidence that your meditation practice is of great benefit.
- The more attention you put on these positive results, the more you see yourself growing. The more growth and positive change you see, the more you want to stick with the thing that’s making it happen! The result? Meditation becomes an effortless and enjoyable part of your daily life.
- It always helps to have encouragement and support when you begin a new habit. People buddy up all the time when starting a new exercise regime or studying for an exam, so on those days when you just don’t feel like getting out of bed (or the movies and dinner sound like a much better option than hitting the gym) you have a friend holding you accountable.
- You’ve made a great commitment to yourself learning to meditate and it’s really helpful to have someone remind you of that when life gets a little challenging.
- Getting your friends involved in meditation also helps them! So if you know someone who would really benefit from it, send them a message, ask for their support and let them know you’ll be there for them too. It’s a win-win situation.
- If it’s been a few days since your last meditation or you’ve fallen off the meditation horse altogether, don’t beat yourself up about it. Negative self-talk, guilt, and frustration create unnecessary stress, and that’s not the outcome we’re after. So if you forget to meditate or run out of time, simply let go, acknowledge that it was your preference to meditate then put it on your calendar to remind yourself to do it tomorrow. Easy as that.
- We meditate because we want to be the best versions of ourselves. We want to connect more authentically with family and friends and share in the joy of being together. Our aim is to get a deeper connection to our sense of purpose and feel empowered to live it every day. We want to grow, learn more, be more, let go of fears, worries, the need to control and simply be here now. This is the life of a meditator.
Jonni discovered meditation at an early age and his curiosity lead him to later study the practice from some of the greatest living masters of our time. After several years of meditating and deeply exploring ancient Eastern wisdom traditions, Jonni became inspired to share that knowledge and make it relevant for modern times.
Today, Jonni provides private training and guidance for an international clientele of leaders in politics, business, health, sports, philanthropy and the arts. Jonni has also become a recognized speaker and meditation facilitator for corporate events, festivals, and mass gatherings.
He is also the co-founder and the executive director of 1GiantMind.org.
On the way to set up a rock-solid daily meditation practice, it’s best to take small steps. Your meditation practice will be much more effective if you sit daily, and so the main advice I’d offer to beginners is not to aim too high. A lot of people plan to meditate for 20 or 40 minutes a day, but quickly discover that that’s not possible for them. Then they feel bad and stop meditating.
It’s better to set the bar low and to aim for meditating for a minimum of five minutes every day. You can do more, of course, but five minutes is long enough time to make a difference to your entire day and is short enough that it should be possible to fit it into your schedule no matter how busy you are.
Bodhipaksa is a Buddhist teacher and writer who is originally from Scotland but now lives in New Hampshire in the US. He is the founder of an online meditation center called Wildmind (www.wildmind.org).
#4. Sean Fargo
A business colleague randomly invited me to a meditation session one evening, and since I didn’t have anything else planned, I went with a bit of curiosity about what ‘meditation’ even was. The teacher was a Buddhist monk, with a serene glow on his face. The meditation was simple, yet one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I was amazed how much my mind wanted to wander! It was that combination of simplicity and difficulty that hooked me in, wanting to ‘figure it out’ until I could master my own focus and attention.
Little did I know it would become my ultimate life’s passion. Mindfulness, or nonjudgmental awareness, has become my meditation of choice, as it combines emphasis of WHAT we pay attention to and HOW we pay attention to it. It’s the combination of mind and heart, focus and kindness, wisdom and compassion, that helps me keep growing and contributing, leading to greater fulfillment.
It’s lead me to ordain as a Buddhist monk for two years, work at Spirit Rock Meditation Center for 5 years, and now teach others as the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a place where people can download or stream more than 1,500 free mindfulness meditations, worksheets and talks.
Here’s what I’ve to share with you all:
- Millions of people are asking for more mindfulness, but don’t know how to do it yet. The key is to take baby steps, like going to the gym for the first time. Practice a few minutes a day, just gently paying attention to something like the physical sensations of breathing without judgment of good, bad, right or wrong. Simply noticing with curiosity.
- Over time, it’s helpful to find a teacher who you trust, either in person or online. Someone who teaches from a place of genuine compassion, rather than ego, status or profit. Someone who can help shed light on your shadows, the places of discomfort, so that you can bring more of your own nonjudgmental awareness to it, allowing the energy to dissipate, rather than impact your reactions subconsciously.
- Integrating informal mindfulness meditations into your daily life is also very helpful. For example, can you bring nonjudgmental awareness to the physical sensations of walking slowly? Or chewing your food? Or washing dishes? What about listening to sounds around you at work? The smells of the street? The tastes of a raisin?
- In trying to decide which meditation practice is right for you, go with what feels juicy. You’re more likely to do it when there’s life there for you. Alternatively, you could take an internal survey of your body, heart, and head, noting which of the ‘three centers’ is most neglected. If your body is feeling offline, then perhaps doing a ‘body scan’ or mindfulness of breathing would be helpful. If your heart feels dry or hard, then loving-kindness practice, forgiveness or gratitude would be useful. And if your brain seems scattered, confused or overwhelmed, then perhaps concentrating on a visual object or widening your equanimous perspective may help.
- If you feel stuck with your meditation journey, try reading an interesting biography of a respected meditation teacher (ie: Jack Kornfield or Eckhart Tolle), finding a meditation how-to channel on YouTube, subscribing to a spiritual magazine (Mindful, Natural Awakenings), downloading an App like Headspace or Calm, or browsing free mindfulness exercises online.
- Everyone experiences ups and downs with meditation, so don’t worry. Just keep noticing WHAT you’re paying attention to and HOW you’re paying attention to it. It just takes a little focus and a little heart, one moment at a time. 🙂
Sean Fargo has been teaching mindfulness and creating guided meditation programs for many years in the USA, China, Thailand, and Singapore. He is a certified instructor for Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and has guided meditations for corporations such as Reddit, PG&E, DocuSign, and Singtel.
He is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, the world’s top mindfulness resource, ranked for offering more than 1,500 free mindfulness talks, meditations, worksheets and more. Sean currently runs an online mindfulness teacher certification program, training mindfulness teachers on deepening their meditation, emotional intelligence, and formal offerings. He teaches integrated mindfulness practices to chronic pain patients, inmates in prisons and corporate executives.
#5. Paige Burkes
If you can breathe, you can meditate.
Carve out just five minutes to start. In those five minutes, sit down wherever you want, close your eyes, relax your body (especially your face and jaw) and notice your breathing and any sensations in your body. Notice any sounds or smells. Maybe the things you normally don’t think about or try to block from your mind.
Notice all this without judgment. Everything simply ‘is’ until you create a story about it. Don’t wish away aches and pains. Get objectively curious about them.
When you start thinking of anything in the past or the future or all your to-do’s (which will take a nanosecond to happen), notice it, don’t judge yourself as ‘bad’ for doing it (you’re human), and come back to the present and whatever you were initially noticing (i.e. your breath).
That’s all there is to it.
Paige is the creator of Simple Mindfulness which offers a wealth of information on how to pause in the midst of stressful times to recenter and relax your mind and body and use mindfulness as a tool to manage all that life throws at you. The site includes articles and free guides on meditation, handling difficult relationships, making difficult decisions and designing and living the life you desire. The articles and free downloads inspire you to explore new, mindful ways of being that move you to a happier, more fulfilled life.
#6. Michael Taft
Building a Daily Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness works best when you do it every day. It’s like working out or playing a musical instrument: the key is to practice, practice, practice. In one sense it’s even more like taking a shower or brushing your teeth — just because you did it yesterday doesn’t mean you don’t have to do it today. You have to clean your body every day, and you also have to “clean” your mind every day with meditation.
So doing it every day is paramount. Even if you only do it for one minute, do it every day. The recommended daily dose, for starting out, is 10 minutes daily. Do that for a month, and see how it affects your life. If you do well, and manage to do it every day, then increase to 20 minutes daily. Be careful not to get too gung-ho and end up crashing and burning. You want this to be sustainable over a very long period of time. It’s much better to do less and to be able to sustain it for months and years than to do more and burn out.
It’s true that making mindfulness a daily habit takes real effort. A few things you can do to help are:
- Get a practice partner. Find somebody to share your accountability with. You report to them about whether you’ve done your meditation or not. They do the same with you.
- Pair mindfulness with another habit you do daily. Remember how I said it was like brushing your teeth? You could, for example, always do mindfulness right after you brush your teeth. Or after a shower. Or first thing upon waking up in the morning. You get the idea: you’re attaching it to another habit that you already have and do every day. This is a great way to get going.
- Put it on your calendar. Literally schedule it in your calendar, every day.
- Think of it as a long-term strategy, not something you’re going to do for a while. It’s something you’re probably going to be doing for your entire life. It’s about putting in the time. So don’t get high or low about how your practice went on any particular day. There are going to be a lot more days to meditate, and this is just one of many. This matter-of-fact attitude is very important in mindfulness (a feature I call “acceptance”).
- Get involved in a group. There is nothing better than being involved in a group of people who are all dedicated to mindfulness meditation. Sitting with the group once a week, talking about meditation, becoming friends with other people who have made meditation a big part of their lives—all of this is a tremendous help in your practice.
- Work with a qualified meditation teacher. Almost nothing is as conductive to building a solid and beneficial practice than learning and growing with somebody who knows what they are doing, is available, and also ethical. Finding a good teacher is super important, so here’s a full discussion of the issues, and what to look out for.
Doing these things will go a long way towards making your daily practice viable. You could also learn 6 Ways to Be Mindful Right Now, Five Proven Ways to Get Your Meditation Practice on Track, and how to Go Deeper using the Meditation Induction. If you’ve been meditating for a little while, and you need some inspiration to keep it up, try our Slump Killers. Or just Meditate Now.
And there’s one more thing: try to practice in life.
Michael W. Taft is a meditation teacher, bestselling author, and neuroscience junkie. As a mindfulness coach, he specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in groups, corporate settings, and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Mindful Geek, Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept, and Ego (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young.
He regularly teaches meditation at Google, is core faculty at Wisdom Labs, and worked on curriculum development for SIYLI. Michael is also a featured teacher on the Simple Habit app and an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab. He was previously editor-in-chief of Being Human and was the long-time editorial director of Sounds True.
Benefits Of Meditation
When I talk about the benefits of meditation, I can literally go on and on without stopping for days!!! That is the power of meditation. But, I can’t-do that here coz it will be so exhausting for you guys to read it all and I know that this guide has already gotten quite long. So I am gonna keep it cut short to the major ones only.
I am really so thrilled by the benefits I have achieved following this wonderful practice that I can’t explain it in words. And I am more than sure that other practitioners all around the globe will have the same viewpoints.
Just to give you an idea about the benefits of meditation, the other day I was reading Giovanni’s post on meditation benefits – Scientific Benefits of Meditation – 76 things you might be missing out on, and in this post he’s just getting started and has covered only those that have been backed up by science. Can you imagine that these benefits are just a brink of the actual potential? I was literally blown out when I spent a couple of minutes thinking about it.
Anyways, I know that you might be getting much excited to know how exactly meditation is going to benefit you. So, I won’t be keeping you waiting any longer.
Here it goes!
#1. Amplification Of Brain Capacity
Remember at the start of this guide I told you that meditation will turn your mind to its highest consciousness state? Turns out that even if you don’t reach that stage but are doing meditation regularly you still get to enjoy many benefits and many of these are because of the amplification of your brain capacity.
Put it like this. Your brain is held captive in a jail and meditation is your way to freedom. And when you get this freedom here are things you get:
- Increased learning power.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased focus.
- Amplification of multitasking skills.
- Ability to better analyze any given data.
- Enhanced creativity.
- Increased grasping of unknown areas.
- Increased brain processing power.
- Improved memory power.
And this list goes on and on!!!
#2. Stress Reduction
Stress, Stress, and Stress!!!
In today’s busy life if one thing a person is sure to get, it is STRESS. All of us face it. Some have a mild version of it that they don’t even know if it’s there whilst other have so fearful version of it that they end up with suicides.
Stress is ruining our lives and though there are medications for dealing with stress but we all know that in the long run, we have to go natural.
So, what the most effective way to deal with stress naturally?
I bet now you’d know my answer…
Yes, meditation is hands down the number one way to deal with stress. Neither it costs any money nor much time but the results it produces are absolutely terrific. All it takes is a little initiative from your side J
Furthermore, not only it deals with stress only but, it rectifies many other relatives of it such as anxiety, loneliness, worry, depression, fear, mental breakdown, emotional traumas etc.
#3. A Smile Is All It Takes
Negativity is spread all over. In fact, negativity is way more than positivity nowadays. And in order to fix it, a smile is all it takes.
There is absolutely nothing that beats happiness. Hell, we are doing everything we do to make ourselves and our loved ones happy. And in this journey, adding meditation to your daily regime will be the one thing that you’ve been looking out for years.
Meditation not only deals with negativity around you but, it brings out the positivity in you. Only after a few sessions, you will start to feel a tremendous flow of positivity and happiness inside you. The whole way you think about the things happening to you will start to take a positive change.
And what can be better than being happy?
#4. Health Is Wealth
Living a healthier lifestyle has always been one of your goals? Hasn’t it?
And to do that you do so many things which normally you wouldn’t. For instance, hitting the gym to stay fit and healthy or eating only healthier dishes aka being diet conscious.
But what if by doing only one thing you could protect yourself from countless diseases and daily life problems?
Science shows that the people who meditate for prolonged periods generally have much stronger immune systems and protection against a number of deadly diseases. I am talking about things like heart strokes, cancers, brain problems, even aging!
So, it’s just another good reason to meditate!
Or is it?
#5. Channelization of Life Force
Now, I may receive a lot of controversy on this aspect. But I stand on this point because I have been able to do this myself and I feel that this is the most wonderful thing meditation helps you achieve.
And I am sharing it at last coz I wanted to save the best for the last (Hehe).
In very simple terms, life force is the energy within you, your soul. It’s what that has brought you into life and it is what that gives you the strength.
Every living organism is made up of life force whether it be a human or any other kind of animal. Even plants and trees!
We all are aware of this fact but very few of us have the ability to identify, understand, and optimally use it. With the proper utilization and channelization of life force, you can literally achieve wonders.
You know the old myths of China, where people were able to heal themselves (Reiki Healing) or maybe the unbelievable things that you hear about Buddhist Monks every other day?
Remember, I said above that nothing is a myth? I still stand by it.
If you are able to achieve that level of consciousness where you are able to command your and others life force by a spiritual connection to act on your will then miracles tend to happen.
However, it’s very hard to do so because it takes a very long time and proper guidance to reach such level of consciousness. Very few people in this world have been able to do so and when we come across some we usually feel that stuff like this is fake because no one else is able to do so. I do admit that some people are fake but what about those that aren’t?
Don’t believe me?
Here’s a video that might interest you. Watch it till the end.
A very good way to feel this life force is by following a simple method. When you become a moderate practitioner try to focus on the center point of your body which is right below your navel. Visualize a white ball of energy there and try to channelize it to your palms. When you get surprised let me know what happened and what you felt in the comments down below!!!
So this is where I am gonna wrap it up all. I can still share so much knowledge in this very article but that will make it way too long and it already has gotten long enough to take it all in. So, I will be sharing my knowledge in the upcoming articles here on Hobbiesphere.
Now, doing meditation or not is totally up to you. Personally, I think if you decide to do it, it will be one of the best decisions you would’ve ever made. All it takes is a commitment from your side in the beginning and once it starts bringing in results you just never want to stop doing it.
Still think I sound insane? Just give it a try!!!
Anyways, don’t forget to share your thoughts on meditation down below in the comments area. And if you were blown away with the info you received here then make sure you hit those share buttons hard (LOL)!!!
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