Meditation is a practice where you use a technique, either mindfulness or focusing your mind on a particular object, thought or activity to train attention and awareness and to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. The goal of meditation is to go beyond the mind and experience our essential nature, known as peace. But as you know, if you have tried to meditate, the mind itself is the biggest obstacle between you and the awareness. Practice turning your attention to a single point of reference; focus on your breath or on a word or a phrase, known as a mantra. Start training your mind to stay away from distracting thoughts and focus on the present moment. Meditation can eliminate the feelings that prevent us from being happy. Practicing on a regular basis will lessen stress and anxiety. One of the most important things is to have a regular daily practice. Pick a time when you will be undisturbed and are feeling alert and rested.
The Emotional Benefits of Meditation Can Include
* Gaining new insight on stressful situations
* Building new skills to manage your stress
* Increasing self awareness
* Focusing on the present
* Reducing negative emotions
* Increasing imagination and creativity
* Adding patience and tolerance.