Meditation is a path of enlightenment. It is also a healing therapy by bringing out the inner energies of both body and mind, which in nature have been provided with certain healing properties. The instinctive inspiration has been proved to have healing power in nature.
Meditation is an inner journey to the state of consciousness that can enlighten the mind to build up one’s own immunity by a natural process. It is also method of making use of the cosmic energy that can regulate the ‘chi’ naturally and can help a person regain strength to heal oneself.
Meditation is an ancient practice of inspiration
Meditation has been an ancient practice since the dawn of history. It has been a component of all religious traditions. It has been the backbone of thoughts and inspirational discoveries, especially in monastic settings. All religions such as Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism promote meditation as a way of reaching God. In all their spiritual traditions, meditation has been more commonly a practice engaged in by many of their believers.
Meditation brings out the inner properties
The powers hidden in human mind are very great. Meditation goes deep into oneself to probe the mysteries of these great hidden powers. It is an internally-invoked, personal practice, which any individual can try himself. It can be learnt and comes by regular practice. Mind, in nature, can easily be carried away by sensual distractions and is prone to roam about in different spheres which have already been experienced through the senses. It can be focused through proper training and practice. Thoughts from sacred scriptures, prayer beads or other ritual objects can be used to focus the mind in meditation. Thoughts can be developed step by step by staying steadily on the goal of meditation.
Meditation is a technique of health training
Meditation is a technique that can be trained by regular practice. It is a time-bound technique that can take you into infinite dimensions of your inner consciousness. It can be cultivated through invoking a feeling of inner state. Mind has to be focused on a central point around which meditation works on.
How can meditation help your health?
1) Silence helps meditation
There are a lot of meditation styles that can help your practice. Any technique that can focus the attention of the mind from being scattered can be a type of meditation. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the East, writes in his work “How to See Yourself as You Really Are” that if your mind is scattered, it becomes quite powerless. Silence or calm atmosphere helps one to meditate. Though the brain may clatter and clang with agitations around, keeping oneself silent and focusing the attention on a certain thing can help your mind to practice meditation and succeed in course of time.
2) Meditation is an art of listening
Focusing the mind on prayer and God can help one meditate. Prayer is just an act of talking to God and while you are talking with someone your mind is automatically focused on the talk. You talk to God and listen to His inspirations.
3) Inspiration comes in course of time
In the beginning, you may not get any inspiration through your meditation. You may get bored and distracted. You may lose your enthusiasm and be led away by daydreaming or nodding your head. But if you are convinced of your goal of achieving success in meditation and bring back your attention to the focused thought or intention, you will succeed in course of time.
4) Meditation is an inner healing therapy
First of all, you should have an optimistic view about meditation. There is a wrong notion that meditation is meant only for some monks who live in some remote forests of isolation. But it is because people have not realized the wonderful benefits of meditation. Actually, meditation is a therapy that helps you live a healthier and stress-free life.
5) Sacred scriptures can focus you and inspire you
By reading sacred scriptures and inspirational books and thinking about the truth or message they want to convey, you can focus your attention and it will inspire you with further thoughts that are applicable to your own life. It is how Buddha and other religious leaders got enlightenment.