In this fast-paced world, where human beings are eager to find instant gratification of their pursuits, one often becomes the victim of stress, anxiety, anger and all kinds of other emotions related to negativity. Given this condition, one could always turn to meditation, a useful medium of composing oneself and to integrate the mind, body and the heart.
Meditation as a form of mental exercise, generally comprises of techniques, like concentration, contemplation and even prayer through a mantra. A bad day or a routine bound humdrum life, gives birth to a negative approach towards life. An early hour mediation is a perfect way to start one’s long day.
Mediation helps us to combat human weaknesses like egotism, pessimism, etc. that might have a destructive impact on our lives. It initiates a positive energy in us to keep us going and push the limits. We encounter several problems in our daily lives, but the real challenge is to confront and deal with them with a calm state of mind. Meditation is a remarkable way to achieve the balance of self, where one learns to accept both the failures and successes with equal grace and poise.
Mediation is the most frequently opted path to connect spiritually with a higher order of life, something that also aids in forming a self that is gradually driven away from moral unrighteousness and various forms of carnal desires. It also helps one to connect with the inner self by achieving self-knowledge. As held in common parlance, a knowledge of the true self would philosophically mean to achieve an idea of one’s mental states, to regulate it and be in full control of it.
Mediation helps us to achieve this which in turn has positively fruitful impact on our lives. It also helps in keeping oneself motivated and gives the driving force to pursue one’s goals and to keep focused. At the same time, it encourages one to look beyond their failures and to appreciate and acknowledge every little achievement of their life.
The decision making process which is a crucial part of our daily lives and which bears important short term or long term impacts, now becomes easier with self-management , another positive outcome of meditation. It also helps to fight pain and agony in an effortless way and regain our peace of mind. Similarly, it is useful to fight depression and relax our minds without spending money or much of our expensive time.
Driven by an internal stimulus, meditation, serves the purpose of achieving a better and healthy life, by dedicating a few minutes in a day to just oneself, one can achieve a happy and wholesome life. Meditation is a skill that one needs to practise to achieve better results every day. And that’s how one also achieves self-improvement. It helps us to feel better about ourselves and our lives. Focusing on our skills, sticking to our goals, and not procrastinating are one of the many advantages of daily meditation. It helps us to look inward and create self- awareness. We learn to build a better and coherent self and embrace a happier life.