Meditation and the Religions of the World
Secular and spiritual meditations have fundamental differences and they are completely different in many ways. Spiritual growth and the attainment of an elevated state are the typical end result of spiritual meditation. Continue reading “Meditation and the Religions of the World”
Key Persons and Events on the Origins of Meditation
Meditation has many benefits to human beings who are in search for life’s purpose and meaning. Some people use this as therapy to cure some disease. There are many forms of meditative practice, and each culture has molded it to their own intents and purposes. Continue reading “Key Persons and Events on the Origins of Meditation”
Meditation is the Solution to
Modern-Day Stress-Related Problems
For thousands of years, religious leaders, priests, and monks have used meditation as they search for salvation, revelation, and enlightenment. Now, ordinary people who want to attain inner peace can utilize the same principles and through meditation be better equipped to deal with the everyday stresses they face. There are many benefits of meditation and it includes the removal of stress from the body. This is the reason why a lot of people considering this practice. Continue reading “Meditation is the Solution to Modern-Day Stress-Related Problems”
The Extraordinary Benefits of Meditation
Meditation is not a new concept. In fact many cultures around the world practice some form of meditation. There are many fundamental differences in how it is performed, but the basic concepts behind meditation are shared by the different religions and cultures. The principles that they follow are all founded on spiritual development. The methods vary but there is no denying the fact that universally, meditation is beneficial to human health and well-being. It is also beneficial for the mind and spirit. In this age of computers, social media, and numerous conflicts affecting millions of lives, meditation has become the refuge of people seeking peace of mind and rest from the fast-paced life that they lead. It is also considered a source of strength.
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Leading a Stress-Free Life with Daily Meditation
Practitioners of Hinduism and Buddhism practiced meditation in order to attain a higher spiritual state. Aside from these two major religions, there are others that incorporate meditation to their teaching. The basic tenets of these religions specify meditative practice as an important component of the daily exercise of faith and devotion to their gods and deities. Meditation is both a means of honoring the traditions of the religion and a way to better oneself, particularly in terms of controlling the impulses and patterns that lead to negative and unproductive habits. It is also something that can be able to control the thoughts of one person. Thus it is being used today as means to cure impending mental issues.
Meditation may mean two different things to two people, depending on where and how they learned to meditate. Meanwhile, the primary purpose of meditation is shared by the many different approaches, and that is attaining a higher level of consciousness. This altered state is a means of transforming and changing the mind such that it becomes calm and focused all the time.
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The Battle between Mindfulness and
Optimistic or pessimistic thoughts and feelings, noises, the things you see – everything around you, may it be distraction or not should be received as you do mindfulness meditation. You are not to exclude anything with this type of meditation; all you need to do is sit down in peace and perceive any past or present events and feel any emotions you might encounter in the course of meditating.
Mindfulness meditation however is contradictory to active meditation. This type of meditation involves not pure sitting but letting your body move – from slow to intense movements. It is a process where a practitioner can undo all suppression as well as negative emotions by letting the body move and easily go into stillness. Check out this video link on The Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation?
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Incorporating the Ancient Practice of Meditation into Daily Life
A growing number of people are being managed medically for mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. A lot of people are also diagnosed with mental problem. This is often attributed to the changing world in which we live in. Many people are looking for ways to deal with mounting stress that characterizes modern living. Because of overwork and the demands of a fast-paced lifestyle, millions of people are now suffering from the deleterious effects of stress, and millions are unaware that they are already reaching the verge of a nervous breakdown. According to studies, millions of people are also suffering for mental illness that is hard to cure and up to now they are still finding ways to treat it. Some experts would recommend some drugs that would lessen the symptoms. However there are many of those sufferers who do realize that they need help are keen on finding methods of dealing with stress that does not involve taking medication. Fortunately, for them meditation offers an effective alternative approach to help them be rid of their affliction and gain a new and better outlook. In the link below, Mary Meckley tells you how you can make meditation apart of your every day life. E008 How to Incorporate Meditation into Your Daily Life with Mary Meckley
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From East to West: Two Worlds Sharing in the Universal Benefits of Meditation
When an individual makes the effort to train his or her mind as an end in itself or as a means to an end, this person engages in some form of meditation. A person is also engage in this practice when he or she concentrate the mind and take it to the next level. Meditation encompasses many different methods, which involve the induction of a mode of consciousness.
Benefits of Meditation: A Historical Perspective
Regular practice of meditation has many positive effects on the mind and body. Today, there are many opportunities to practice meditation. It is being offered in fitness centers. There are even establishments that only offer meditation for people. There are countries in Indonesia that are famous for meditation houses. With the help of a facilitator, meditation can be practiced as part of a group. On the other hand, a person who prefers to meditate in the comfort of his own home is welcome to do so. There are some videos that can teach people to meditate. He can do research on the topic and find out which approach suits his needs best and learn it systematically. The option to ask a teacher or expert for help is available as well. Incorporating meditation into one’s lifestyle is a popular practice nowadays because meditation is proven to change the mind the body for the better.
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