The goal of meditation is to cultivate our awareness of the mind and body, and to bring those two together, so we can actually experience our thoughts, emotions, and intentions the way they are.
In other words, meditation is the process of deliberately training our brain for awareness, clarity, and mindfulness. And, like everything else in life, it comes down to practice. And the easier you practice the better it is for your life and the way you can best experience life. I’ve been practicing meditation for over ten years, and I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
One of the things I have learned, if you want to really “master” the meditative state, you have to actually sit still for twenty minutes every day. This may sound crazy, but meditation is actually really important to the quality of your life.
That’s what we’re told, but there are plenty of people who don’t do this. The best way to put it is that when you meditate, you are actually meditating. You’re not really looking for peace and quiet, you’re just searching for the same kind of mental state that a good chunk of the population seeks when they do meditate, which is calmness and peace.
The problem is that our current culture is filled with people who are constantly looking for ways to make themselves feel better. We all want to feel better, but not in the ways we often feel good, which is often a sense of self-satisfaction that comes from feeling good. This is exactly the opposite of what meditation is about.
The goal of meditation in our culture is to slow down our minds to a certain point where we no longer think at all. We meditate to get to a “samadhi,” where we’re still aware of ourselves as a human being, but we’re no longer aware of thoughts. We’re focused on the breath in order to feel calm. Meditation is about finding a state of mind that doesn’t involve thinking about yourself all the time.
In the context of meditation, it is not about how much we think, but how much we allow our thoughts to come into our minds. We start by meditating on the breath and then move into a more relaxed state of mind where we allow our thoughts to come out of our mouth without distraction. That way, we can stop and observe the way our thoughts come and go.
So far, I’ve been having a great deal of success with this. Ive been able to reduce the amount of thought I think about myself and my problems and start to notice what they are. This helps my mood a great deal too. It also allows me to be more mindful of the things I do and the feelings that come with them. As I’ve become more conscious of my thoughts, I have often been surprised and very grateful that I can choose to stop and let them go.
The problem is that it can be hard for the mind to be able to stop and observe. When you try to do this, you have to have a specific type of attention available, such as a journal or just your mind wandering. This is the same problem that causes us to have a hard time staying awake because we are so easily distracted by our surroundings. Meditation is an excellent way to do this because it allows you to make the decision to stop and observe.
Meditation is the practice of deliberately letting your mind, body, and emotions go and just let them happen without actively trying to control them. The idea is to focus on what’s going on in your mind and what’s going on in your body. As you practice, you will find that your mind becomes less active and less reactive. You might even find that you feel slightly calmer.