What is Meditation and how does affect my life?

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Welcome back to another post series about the concepts we use in this, Our Blog.

Within the most common concepts Meditation stands out by far in so many religions, practices and more.

Meditation can be hard to define, but I have found some information that can guide us to a better understanding.

Let’s get to it 😊

Wikipedia

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Scholars have found meditation difficult to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them.

Oxford Dictionary

Meditation noun

– the action or practice of meditating.  (ok?)

synonyms:          contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, prayer, deliberation, study, rumination, cogitation, brooding, mulling over, reverie, brown study, concentration, speculation; rare cerebration.

– a written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject.

Cambridge Dictionary

Meditation

noun UK ​  /ˌmed.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ US ​  /ˌmed.əˈteɪ.ʃən/

​the act of giving your attention to only one thing, either as a religious activity or as a way of becoming calm and relaxed.

[ C or U ] serious thought or study, or the product of this activity

Buddhism

Meditation involves the body and the mind. For Buddhists this is particularly important as they want to avoid what they call ‘duality‘ and so their way of meditating must involve the body and the mind as a single entity. … People often say that the aim of meditation is to still the mind.

So, yeah… that was a bit general, right? I don’t know what about you, but for me those definitions didn’t quite got down to the core of the concept and I think I know why.

Meditation should be split in two different, yet related, parts.

  1. The technique that is used to do so.

In the world there’s as many religions and believes as there’s fishes in the sea, many of them have practiced meditation and still do, they just call it in different ways like praying.

So, the technique used to meditate is only the way we believe will help us to reach a higher level of divinity, connection, awareness; which leads me to part 2.

  • The experience.

Meditation is for me, more of a personal experience, that’s why is so hard to explain.

No experience is equal to other, and no one should aim to do so, because it is just not like that.

When you go to the place in your mind, your soul, the universe, I don’t know, the toilet; and you find yourself absent from the world around you, the space, the time, where you know you have unplugged yourself from this we call reality, but is also known as an illusion or a dream; you just know, you just feel you have reached a place out of your own world, to join an universe greater than yourself to which you belong, and it feels like home.

I don’t intent to impose to you any of the above, is not my intention. The only way for anyone to understand anything in this realm, is to experience it. Is like pain, I can try to explain to you how much my tiny toe hurts because I just hit the corner of a table (especially designed to cause you agonising amount of paint in a tiny little area of your body) if you never experienced that before you cannot possibly comprehend what I am talking about, in the worst of scenarios you are thinking: “She’s over reacting! So dramatic! It’s just a tiny toe man, get over it already” – but if you have experienced the devil’s corner torture, I am quite sure you would agree with me it is one of the most unbearable pains there is, even if it last for few seconds; you might even had a physical reaction as you think about it, because you have experienced yourself. That’s how it works.

We cannot understand what we have not experienced! Final!

If there’s an advice I was asked to give right now, I’d say:

– Hun, just do it. I promise it can only help. Stop the inquisition. Chop chop! Off you go!! Meditate Love! 😊

In the following post, I will talk about the benefits of meditation, some techniques that are popular for meditation, also I will refer more in detail the what to be aware of when meditating.

I hope you have found this information valuable and if you did, please share it with your friends and family, you never know who might be having a similar question and you can help!

As always,

Big HUGE Hugs!!!

Cheers!

Mariana M

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