In our busy modern world, now, more than ever, an emphasis on spiritual introspection is what we need,. Many of us are discovering that happiness and contentment aren’t going to be found “out there”. We can either learn to quiet the mind and find our contentment and completion from within, or we can continue on the path of looking for these things outside of ourselves, hoping that the new car or the new lover will give us fulfilment.
Many people tell me “I can’t meditate”. What they actually mean is, “When I begin to meditate, my mind won’t be quiet”. The truth is that we can all meditate; it’s our attachment to an outcome and our expectation of what meditation is supposed to be that keeps us from establishing a meditation routine. The fact is, when anyone starts the practice of meditation, their mind is going to be busy. Our “ego mind” has taken over our being, and blocked our access to our “True Self”, but with commitment and discipline to a meditation practice you will see changes.
If you commit to 20 minutes of meditation each day and sit through your “ego mind” trying everything and anything to sabotage your stillness (and it will) you will reap the benefits of meditation, because it is the intention more than the outcome that counts here.
Why meditate? The question should be “why not meditate?” Here are some of the benefits of meditation:
- Mental clarity
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Increased energy
- Increased joy and happiness
- Better sleep
- Clearing of emotional blocks
- Improved physical and mental health
- Greater intuition
- Conquering addictions.
In my next post I will give you a very simple but powerful way to meditate – Mindfulness.