Practical Reasons To Meditate
Meditation can lead to countless positive effects on one’s mental and physical well-being. Studies have shown that those who meditate regularly are less likely to get sick or be stressed-out.
We face a constant surge of stress in this day and age. There is uninvited energy everywhere. It’s in the form of television, social media, noise pollution, and angry or envious individuals. Unbeknownst to many, this overwhelming force of negativity can be fended off by a superior power gathered within us. It is through meditation that connects us to this power – an internal reservoir of detoxifying and enlightening energy.
In the distant past, nature was the primary source distraction in our society. There were no annoying sounds from telephones or machinery back then. Every aspect of nature was appreciated – the sound of water, hum of the wind, magnificence of the stars in the sky, and the smell of the earth.
People planted seeds. Then, they nurtured them into various kinds of food. They also learned how to cultivate crop emanating from seasonal cycles. Nowadays, very few make it a point to reconnect with nature on a regular basis. Instead, we live in spaces where the temperature can be controlled by air-conditioning or heating units. Additionally, we gather food from grocery stores, and we eat in fast food establishments. There’s barely any incentive in doing it all on our own. Thus, we tend dissociate ourselves from our natural and organic roots.
Why Should We Meditate?
Meditation is quite a pleasurable experience, transporting one into a state of contentment and tranquil awareness throughout the entire process. In meditation, the means equals the end. Therefore, the practice never ends. Meditation is a way of life.
Meditation provides an easy, convenient, and portable way to reconnect with nature and see its natural beauty by clearing the mind of all the obstructions.
Meditation has no unwanted side effects, nor is it addictive like narcotics and alcohol. It won’t add calories or cholesterol to the body as well. What it adds is an elevated sense of wellness. It’s a feeling of natural “high” that’s more powerful than those induced by drugs.
Meditation is used for various reasons. Some use it as a supplement to psychotherapy. Others use it in order to enhance their mental fitness at work or in a sports competition. Some people rely on meditation to help them cope with grief and appreciate the beauty of life. Likewise, there are those who use meditation as inspiration for the arts.
There are a multitude of reasons to meditate, and one way to make the world a more peaceful and harmonious place is for all of us to take some time out of our stressful lives and practice meditation.