According to Swami Vishnu Devananda, meditation is “….a continuous flow of perception or thought, just like the flow of water in a river. ” Meditation is a practice whereby constant observation of the mind, it brings awareness, harmony and natural order into our life. It helps us dig deep into our inner self to discover the wisdom and tranquillity that lie within.
Meditation is a healing practice that allows us to experience inner calm and deep relaxation. For thousands of years, people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s busy activity and emotional turbulence into profound peace and expanded awareness.
In the 21st century, the restful awareness we experience during meditation is more valuable than ever. The pace of life has accelerated, and every day we are bombarded with more information and stimulation than our ancestors encountered during entire lifetimes. Not surprisingly, the number of people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic health problems is on the rise — and many are searching for peace of mind or tranquillity.
The most direct way to experience inner silence and well-being is Meditation. Scientific research reveals, when we meditate, our breathing slows, blood pressure decreases, and stress hormone levels fall.
Meditation isn’t about forcing your mind to be quiet, but about experiencing the quiet that is already there. Even when your mind is filled with agitated thoughts, you still have access to the inner stillness and calm that always lies beneath the choppy surface of thought and emotion. Even as our body is resting deeply in meditation, our mind is awake though quiet. The term “restful awareness” captures the unique combination of physical relaxation and an alert yet quiet mind.
In the beginning, it is hard to keep your attention focused on one object
So, it is better to start off by limiting your field of concentration to a category of objects
Choose your objects with care e.g. any four flowers, fruits, trees…etc. You must feel at ease with what you choose
After concentrating on one, you can move on to the next, if & when your mind starts wandering
This style of meditative exercise will help you to control your mind and to focus while teaching you the principle of single point concentration.
Eos ut velit munere postea, et possim meliore mea. Te vidit nemore vituperatoribus usu, possim suscipiantur comprehensam mea in. Ea dico doctus interesset per, no sit quod tale volutpat. Fugit tritani mei ea, ut vim esse dicunt perpetua, adhuc detracto luptatum et sea. Eam te cibo dicat consul, altera instructior sit ne. Pri an tale idque reformidans, pri ea sumo oportere indoctum.