It will not be an exaggeration if it is said that Meditation is the word of the Century! Yet this term is most misunderstood. Going by the dictionary, the word comes from two Latin words: ‘meditari’ (to think, to dwell upon, to exercise the mind) and ‘mederi’ (to heal).
What is Meditation?
Meditation is NOT an exercise involving forcible focus or postures or mere controlled breathing. Although the exercise does prepare a person for meditation.
It is NOT about losing awareness but it is about gaining awareness and meeting the super consciousness!
It is NOT about forced concentration or forced control, like dictating yourself that now I must focus on my breathing, or I must stop thinking.
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It is is all about going into a thoughtless awareness mode. Awareness mode that starts your journey within and simultaneously merges you with the super-consciousness. It is a state of alertness but along with a state of complete calmness. Benefits of Meditation are multifold.
In your wakeful state, you are actually like a thought-producing factory. Your mind keeps producing dialogues with others and sometimes internal conversations with yourself. You may be thinking about the past or at times about the future.
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During a meditative state, it is your journey within. You become centered, grounded, and meet your super-consciousness.
A meditative mind automatically comes back to the present moment. Humans have an inbuilt tendency to think either about the past or present, but with continuous meditation practice, one tends to enjoy the present moment.
One of the most renowned Yogi and most prominent spiritual gurus of modern times, Parmanahnsa Yogananda says, “meditate regularly, and you will find a joy inside that is real. You will then have something you can compare to sense pleasures. That comparison will automatically make you want to forsake your sorrow-producing bad habits. The best way to overcome temptation is to have something more fulfilling to compare it with”.
Learning Reiki is also very beneficial. Reiki healing is also a kind of meditation technique.
At Geeta Sharma’s FaithHealers in Delhi, we conduct group meditation sessions online and also personalized classes by appointment. We also undertake workshops for corporate houses. For appointment contact or WhatsApp: +91 98 99 678 977, +91 93544 78 461
By : Neeru Bahl ( Twitter )