A lot has been talked about meditation.
I am only going to tell you what happens when we meditate and how does it affect our state of being. And what we can do to achieve that state of Peace and Calm, if not Bliss.
Our mind has three sections – Conscious mind, Subconscious mind and Critical filter between the two which separates them.
This filter has a lot of work to do. Whatever we see, conceive, and perceive through the day. Our conscious mind passes it on via critical filter to our sub-conscious mind. This critical filter decides what needs to go to sub-conscious mind for storage and what needs to be discarded. This process mostly happens when we go off to sleep or relax. Now if we don’t get sound sleep or are not relaxed, this critical filter gets overloaded and becomes sluggish. We keep adding new information to it and keep feeling stressed, lack of concentration, tired, low etc.
When we meditate, we cleanse and rejuvenate this filter so that it works at its optimum and we are ready for new experiences in a better manner.
Despite all its popularity, today very few of us truly know what meditation is. Some think meditation is the mental concentration on some point, others feel while we meditate we imagine something that gives us peace or satisfaction. All these methods are basically to slow down and, eventually, completely stop the incessant activity of our minds. These exercises are not really meditation – they are substitutes for meditation because it is normally very difficult to stop our minds all-together.
In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not an act of doing – it is a state of awareness. We are either in this state or we are not, regardless of what we are doing in life. Truly, a man can be in meditation while doing his day’s chores and another man can be very far from meditation while sitting in a lotus posture on the top of a mountain.
When we take a look at the various explanations of meditation, another thing we often see is that meditation is defined as taking a moment to sit quietly or to ponder. True meditation, however is much more than this. It is a state of profound, deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent, yet completely alert. This is just the beginning of an inner transformation that takes us to a higher level of awareness. This enables us to fulfil our true potential.
How does one make sure that mind is silent and calm?
How does one reach that profound state of deep peace??
To reach that state one need to start from basic, from Mindful breathing…
Mindful breathing is the first stage of getting into meditative state…
Watch this space for the understanding of MINDFUL BREATHING.