By Remez Sasson
How much do you know about meditation?
Why meditate at all?
What will you get from meditation?
It can help you a lot, if you experience stress and tension every day, and if you face demands and difficulties at work, at school, or in a relationships.
Stress, tension, impatience and frustration harm your body, mind and the quality of life.
You need a way to release all this tension and stress, exhaustion and impatience. You need periodically to relax. This why you need a vacation every now and then. However, if you have a job, you are probably not in a position to take a vacation whenever you want, and you might not be able to afford frequent vacations.
The good news is that you can afford to go on a vacation every day, even more than once a day, without going away, and without spending money.
You can enjoy a period of freedom from your daily tasks and chores, from stress and problems, and at the same time renew your energy and experience inner peace.
You can enjoy such a vacation when you practice meditation.
When you meditate, just like in vacation, you leave everything behind. Meditation releases the stress and tension from your mind and from your body, and makes you calmer and more focused. It also helps you overcome anxiety and worry, and experience inner peace and balance.
Meditation calms down your restless thinking, and allows you to have control over your mind. It also frees your mind from negative thinking, worries and unhappiness.
Meditation improves the ability to focus the mind, think more clearly, and understand faster what you learn. It strengthens your intuition, and develops the ability for constructive and creative thinking. It will also make you more patient, tolerant and considerate, and increase your inner strength.
In addition to what has been said, meditation is an inner training method, which can get you closer to spiritual awakening, and to the understanding of who you really are.
In time, the calmness, inner peace, and inner clarity you experience in meditation, will affect your whole day, not just while you are seated in meditation.
Now that you know why it would be a great advantage to meditate, you have to find the time for it.
Don't tell yourself that you can't find the time for meditation, because with a little planning of your day, you will find the time.
A few suggestions:
With a little planning and effort, you can find some 10-20 minutes a day to be alone with yourself to meditate.
Everyone can benefit from meditation. You don't have to belong to any group or religion to meditate. It is free for all.
Now, back to the question, why meditate? I believe this short article has shown you the benefits of meditating, and has answered your question as why to meditate. If you find this subject interesting and wish to read more, you can find many articles on meditation and how to meditate at this website.
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