Meditation could be an important missing element of your life. Meditation is something which can make your incomplete life complete, whole, fulfilled and enlightened. After experiencing Meditation, you will like to make it part of your daily life, just like brushing your teeth, eating or sleeping. Now the question pops up, if Meditation is so important, then why everyone does not do it? Why isn’t Meditation taught in the schools? Well this is happening, millions of people are practising Meditation every day across the world and reaping it’s awesome benefits. Reputed Universities like Harvard and MIT offer Meditation courses which participants later on quote that it turned out to be the most important and useful course during their student life.
History of Meditation dates back to thousands of year to the earliest civilizations in India. Since the discovery of Meditation, humanity has used it, preserved it, spread it and benefited from it. People like me, have made Meditation more relevant, contextual, innovative, interesting, scientific, easier and effective. It will be really worthwhile for anyone to look into Meditation more closely and invest time to know more about it. Learning Meditation, will not only change your life forever and for better permanently but it is one of the best legacies you can leave for your children, exposing them to this “skill of living” for their lifetime.
If you pay attention and notice then you will realize that almost all our essential daily rituals are mostly for our body. Nothing wrong in that, body is extremely important, the only thing is that we do have life which is greater than just our physical body and it is just not enough to take care of our bodies alone to live a successful, happy, fulfilled and enlightened life. We either do these daily bodily chores of our lives willfully such as brushing or we do them without choice such as eating, else we know that we are going to face the consequences and those consequences are not very pleasant ones. Meditation though having a significant impact on body, still works more in the domain of mind and soul. Meditation is a choice. If we are not practising Meditation, than there is a high probability that there might be some imbalance in our lives. The same kind of imbalance or uneasiness we feel by not sleeping enough. If everything is working perfect or really good in our lives, then we might not need anything like Meditation. That means that we might be doing unknowingly something which is producing similar effects of Meditation. It might be smarter to consciously build a regular practice of Meditation, so the balance of our life is not at the mercy of any luck or just some sheer chance.
Why do we need Meditation? To answer this life-altering, straight-forward yet somewhat philosophical and deep question, let us first ask ourselves some simple questions related to our lives and see whether the answers are “Yes” or “No”.
- Do you feel stressed?
- Do you feel tired, easily and often?
- Do you unnecessarily worry too much?
- Do you have a lot of anxieties?
- Do you get easily depressed?
- Do you fear a lot, many a times quite unreasonably?
- Do you feel confused or lost?
- Do you find it difficult to decide and to take your own decisions?
- Do you think, you are unclear about your life and what you should be doing with it?
- Do you feel worthless?
- Do you feel unfulfilled, despite of having money and relationships?
- Do you feel overwhelmed?
- Do you feel suicidal sometimes?
- Do you feel your life is empty or meaningless?
- Do you feel hopeless about present or future?
If the answer to any of the above questions is “Yes”, then the situation of your life is a clear sign which tells you that you must do something such as look for Meditation and try it. Meditation could be the solution of you woes, stress, depressions, confusions, discontent, miseries, unhappiness, health and relationship problems. And it could be the best solution because it is natural, there is no risk or side-effects as you are not injecting any foreign object in your body. It is inexpensive as you do not need to buy any gadgets. It is simple because anybody can do it very easily and after a little practice quite effortlessly.
Anybody who went to dentist for dental work or got the cavities filled, know the pain and then follow the dental hygiene guidelines with discipline to avoid such pain again in life. And it is easy to realize the cause of your plights, which is, being carelessly not taking care of your teeth. Naturally we do get upset with ourselves, why were we not doing these right things earlier, because we knew about them, may be from our parents, school, media or some other information source. If you would have been following the best practices, you could have avoided that painful trip to the doctor. Similarly here, it might not be worth it to learn everything in life through our own mistakes and pain. Meditation can keep anyone away from self-ignorance, depressions, tensions, headaches, miseries, and even suicides.
Just like it is easy to put on weight and difficult to shed it. It is very easy to pile up stress, it is difficult to release it. Practice of Meditation makes the release of stress and negativity easy and consistent. Meditation gradually becomes a way of life for you. Adopting Meditation could be the most important event in your life after your physical birth. It is like finding the real you. Meditation connects you to your own Self, like a Soul-Mate for life. Meditation takes your mind to higher plains. Meditation will make you welcome every new day with your best smile coming from the depth of your heart. Meditation will make you look forward to every day with hope. And whatever challenges you are facing in your life become the opportunities for personal growth. Meditation will enlighten all aspects of your life and living. Meditation will make your life meaningful, wholesome and fulfilled. Meditation will make you live even better and happier than now. Meditation makes your life a joyous celebration.