Why do we need meditation?

Meditation is a tool to unlock joy and goodness, not from this materialistic world but from YOUR INNER SELF. The miracle of our life will unfold when we stand steady on our foundation.

We must have unlocked the main door of our home whenever we returned from any vacation of 10-15 days or we are back from any party… The answer would be obvious Yes.. isn’t it? We’ll firstly sit on the couch and rest for a while… And have a feeling of “my home” and will relax for a while. Our home may not have the luxury of rooms, or modern amenities, but the feeling of comfort that comes at our homes will not get at any other place,… many of us might have noticed this… If not then feel it next time whenever you are back from any vacation.

So, this comfort level at our home, clearly illustrates that there’s a natural ease, a sense of belonging, a different sort of freedom that even beats the luxuries of five-star hotels. 

The same logic applies to our soul as well. Our Indian scriptures are full of philosophies that state that our body is not its permanent home. Our jiva-aatma i.e. individual consciousness is eternally trying to merge into param-aatma i.e., supreme consciousness. It wants to go home, so, that is the reason an individual is never completely satisfied even though all his desires are fulfilled. A time comes when one’s mind wants to relax completely forgetting all the duties, and responsibilities.

In today’s era, everyone is searching for happiness and peace. Some go on vacations for happiness, just to forget their daily tensions. Today people are taking alcohol, drugs; smoking.. why? Just to forget their present conditions. These addictions make one forget their present condition and make them happy. But according to science, these intoxications only help in relaxing our mind by making the neurons inactive and hence one feels that happiness lies in these addictions only! However, after the effect of these intoxications ceases, the state of mind remains as it was before i.e., loaded with tensions and distractions.

The restlessness in our mind comes from overthinking. Thinking has become a disease. Disease happens when things get out of balance. The mind is the super instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, it becomes very destructive. Actually, it is not that we use our mind wrongly- we usually don’t use it at all, it starts using us. And it’s become a disease. The instrument,(mind) has taken over us. 

Even, in Shree Bhagavad Geeta Arjuna states that:

चञ्चलं हि मन: कृष्ण प्रमाथि बलवद्दृढम् |

तस्याहं निग्रहं मन्ये वायोरिव सुदुष्करम् ||

The mind is very restless, turbulent, strong, and obstinate, O Krishna. It appears to me that it is more difficult to control than the wind.

Bhagavad Geeta 6.34

From the moment we wake up, we are completely consumed by the outside world. One after another the thoughts came pouring into our mind of work, relationships, finances, making dinner, getting kids to do their homework, buying a home, etc…  It’s never-ending. We will never get a break unless we take and create a new habit of freeing ourselves from the cycle of doing. We are so caught up in these thoughts that we neglect our inner world. 

Meditation

As per the principle of the law of radiation and attraction, what we put into the universe will be reflected back to us “As you sow, so shall you reap”. We always attract into our lives whatever we think about the most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, or imagine most vividly. When we are negative and fearful, insecure or anxious, we often attract the very experiences, situations, or people that we are seeking to avoid. If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting pleasure satisfaction, and happiness, we tend to attract situations that conform to our positive expectations. So, we can easily mould our lives as we can. And, mediation helps in creating a positive mindset.

Meditation involves going deeper into Who You Are...

D.H. Lawrence wrote, “Let us lose sight of ourselves, and break the mirrors. For the fierce curve of our lives is moving again to the depths out of sight, in the deep living heart.”

We can make every moment of our lives, a moment of wondrous creation, in which we are just naturally choosing the best, the most beautiful, the most fulfilling lives we can imagine… Meditation helps us in exploring, discovering, and changing our deepest, most basic attitudes toward life. Meditation helps us to gain a state of consciousness in which we know that we are the Constant Creator of Our life.

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