Enrich your life by quieting the mind.
Where did your mind go?
Was it easier this time around?
Did you have any new thoughts or realizations during your meditation?
As was said before, the point of mediation is not to stop though. It is it to be still enough so we can watch our thoughts as they pass in and out through our consciousness.
What kind of thoughts did you have?
Did they create any emotional responses?
Were you able to observe them, and then move past them?
“To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem. To meditate means to observe.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The other day we learned some benefits of meditation to the body.
Today we will discover benefits of meditation to the soul:
Meditation enables us to be mindful.
Mindfulness helps you to savor life, change habits, live simply and slowly, and be present in everything you do.
Meditation and mindfulness allow us to better understand our thought process, and as we have a better understanding of it, we are able to have more control over what we think.
When we are mindful we are able to look deep within ourselves and understand our life’s purpose.
It gives us better knowledge of our inner self.
By improving communication with ourselves, we are are able to see what is important to us and why.
Most of us tend to have an idea of who we are based on what we and others tell us.
It’s hard to listen to one self with all of the chaos that echoes in our minds all the time, but when one actually takes the moment to be silent and still, we get the chance to look within without any distractions or distortions.
Helps us let go of our attachments.
The reason we get attached to things is because we let our emotions dictate our reasoning.
If we are not thinking with our brains, we are acting solely on our emotions. This can lead to a lot of pain and suffering.
Through mediation, we are able to consciously think about our attachments, and use our critical thinking in order to discard of them.