This article weighs the importance of meditation (Dhyan) in normal bodily function and reveals the positive impact it has on our day-to-day life.
What Is Meditation?
Meditation is a state of the mind where you just have to learn to be relaxed and sit still. Often, people think meditation is about concentrating on a particular object or thought. But it is not so. Meditation is an activity where you try to slow down the frequency of thoughts and gradually stop thinking about anything from the past or future and focus only on the present. Initially, when you start practicing meditation, your mind moves forward and backward like the pendulum of a clock. As you practice more and more, your mind will become still and for a moment reach the point of highest awareness, that is samadhi, the peak state of dhyana.
Importance of Meditation:
Benefits of Meditation
Even if relaxation is not your purpose for meditating, still it is an indirect result of it. Apart from this, there are various other health benefits which researchers are studying to be the result of long-term meditation habit.
Although various benefits are listed, the goal of meditation is not to have any objective or expectations of the outcome. Just allow yourself to be in the present and calm down emotionally.
How to Begin
We often give ourselves excuses like 'I do not know how to do it,' 'I do not have the time for it,' etc. But, in reality, investing a few minutes every day for this activity gives us more time by making us more focused and productive. So, let us resolve to start each day on a positive note.
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