There are so many benefits of meditation for people and it can really help you to change your life the way you want to be.
Meditation has been practiced by millions of people for thousands of years. It was originally intended to help deepen the understanding of the sacred and mystic forces of life, but nowadays meditation is mainly used to reduce stress or for relaxation.
When we are meditating, we focus on our attention and work on eliminating the thousands of thoughts that go through every second of our mind and cause stress. This process can result in better physical and emotional well-being.
But meditation is a long process and it takes time to get results. It is not the technique that always gives a wonderful feeling of ultimate bliss and inner peace. Yes, sorry to burst your bubble for a second but many people stop meditating because they expect special experiences and when they don’t get it, they think that they are not doing it right.
That’s not good because you will miss out on the many benefits of meditation.
Regular meditation provides you with many benefits in the long term. Here I will share with you a list of benefits of meditation that I had experienced in my journey.
Benefits Of Meditation in Life
Every day is different and we all experience many good and bad things each day. But with the help of meditation, I learned that everything is changeable if we change the way we see every situation.
My thoughts and feelings come and go. And in every difficult situation, I know that the feeling I am feeling right now or the difficult situation I am dealing with eventually will go again. And I understand now that with the help of my thoughts and attitude I can make my situation better. I can use my thoughts in a positive direction that will help me to reduce my stress level by thinking that this moment too will pass.
Now that I am tough to deal with difficult situations and am more aware of my negative thoughts, I can easily make room for positivity in my life. I know that I can direct my thoughts from negative to positive so I choose to focus more on the positive things.
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By practicing meditation daily, you train your mind to concentrate. You practice focusing on one thing and observe everything that is distracting you. Now that I am doing meditation for a while now, I can concentrate better on the tasks I have to do and can even resist the distractions.
As we all know meditation focuses on living in the present. So in my meditations, I focus on the present moment and what is there around me. Like everything I see, smell, taste, feel, and hear.
This practice ensures that I am living in the present moment that helps me to do everything more consciously rather than when my thoughts run wild and I feel lost. This practice made me realize the value of the present and that at this moment, there is no future or past therefore nothing to stress about.
By practicing meditation, I am living in the moment so I am not preoccupied with my thoughts and feel less stressed. The reason I feel stressed-free is that most of our thoughts are related to either our past or future but you can’t control any.
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But we still think that we can control it so we experience the pressure to perform or feel guilt or shame about what happened in the past so because of that impotence, we are more sensitive to stress. So being more into the present moment makes you more resistant to stress.
When I was a teenager, I was very insecure about my looks. I looked at the world around me and wanted to feel accepted. I had no idea what my strength and weaknesses are. But with the help of meditation, I learned that I am not my thoughts and not even what others think about me.
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I am myself and what I do with my life and myself is my decision and those decisions should only have the power to reflect my life not what others think.
I have learned to trust myself and with faith, I perceive everything in my life. I can also see what others think about me but it says more about them, not me.
Just know that even though there are so many benefits of practicing meditation it still is a lifelong process and it does not make anyone perfect. We all are imperfect trying to make a better version of ourselves and in this process, meditation is something that really helps people to see themselves with clear eyes.
I hope that reading all these benefits of meditation will motivate you to practice and you will be able to feel all these benefits by yourself one day.
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