Updated: Mar 14
Meditation might not be what you think it is. There has been confusion around it's purpose for a long time - How it works - What it's for - What is involved in practicing it. I will briefly touch on what it is NOT then we can get into what it IS and what the benefits are.
For those with a regular meditation practice, you already know how transformative it can be but before we go any further I will discuss as mentioned what it is not. Meditation is not something that is reserved for monks sitting on mountainsides for days on end, or spiritual gurus, or 'hippies.' It is not hard once you start and meditation is not a Religion. It is a spiritual practice and practiced by people the world over by those on the spiritual path and by many who are not, but who seek the undeniable benefits it provides for Health and Wellness - primarily for Mental Health.
What is Meditation and why should you be making it a part of your daily routine?
Meditation is a process in which we come into the present moment through each breathe. Our thoughts will inevitably wander but we remind ourselves that in this moment we are breathing and that nothing else matters right now. We will naturally keep drifting back and forth between being present and thoughts entering and that's completely normal, but we do not allow these distractions and that is all they are, to prevent us from giving this time to ourselves.