Our minds are currently being assaulted and abused by all sorts of mental chatter. Most people are scared to meditate because they are afraid of stopping their constant action of distraction that they think serves to not let the thoughts effect them. What they don’t realize is that these thoughts continue on at the subconscious level. They are feeding their minds an unconscious and semi-conscious stream a garbage from their environment, their past, and their worries about the future. Now they are no longer in control of their lives. The nonsense of the the society, their past, their habits, their mental conditioning, and their past fears are running their lives. They are constantly reacting instead of consciously acting.
Meditation allows the mind to be still, to stop the chatter. And you regain control of your life. You now have the power to create your life the way you want it to be. Meditation has thousands of ways of being practiced. There is surely at least one method that will work for any person on this planet. With a little gentle practice and no forcing of the process the mind becomes still. Why? Because stillness is its natural state of being.
When you allow you mind to be still it gets the love and care that it deserves. You stop abusing it and it stops abusing you. The mind does not intentionally abuse you, but it gets caught in the fight or flight response that was necessary for our ancestor’s survival. The mind was never meant to by run this way. The minds natural state is stillness. So meditation simply lets the mind fall into its natural state the way it was intended to be. Let the mind become still and your capacity to handle all life situations drastically improves. In the absence of mental chatter your mind is free to relaxed and at ease so that it is always ready to be there for you. Now you can use your mind to come up with creative solutions to complex problems and get back to doing more important things in the background like keeping the body healthy and running smoothly. Your mind will now have time and energy to regulate life processes like respiration, heart rate, and blood pressure. It is now able to more actively and accurately release the appropriate chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters necessary to maintain health of body and mind, to fight off infectious diseases, to detect and destroy anything doing cellular damage, to manage the immune system, etc.
When you allow meditation to blossom you give your mind the gift of love and peace that is deserves. And in return, your mind will give you those same gifts in return. You will be healthier and happier. You will have more vibrancy and energy. You will look better and feel better. You will be able to think more clearly, creatively and intuitively. And you will now be able to consciously create your life in the way that you want it to be. This is true freedom!
I suggest you begin your exploration of meditation with a simple guided meditation at IshaKriya.com
I will have more to say about meditation and more types of meditation to discuss in future posts, but this is really a great place to start.