Meditation, A Way to Control Our Mind
Meditation refers to a family of self-regulation practices that focus on training attention and awareness in order to bring mental processes under greater voluntary control and thereby foster general mental well-being and development and/or specific capacities such as calm, clarity, and concentration. It has been widely used around the world to improve one’s health and well-being. It is actually used by many medical practitioners as treatment to people who are emotionally disturbed.
Meditation has various benefits that help transform our negative thoughts into positive thoughts. With this success in our life can be more or less be guaranteed. It also can make our mind calm and peaceful which may lead to true happiness. It sets our mind free from problems and worries. It also helps us become happy even in the most difficult times of our lives.
We usually find it difficult to control our mind. Our mind is like a balloon in the wind which may be blown here and there by external circumstances. If things go well, our mind is happy, but if they go badly, it immediately becomes unhappy. For example, if we get what we want, such as a new partner or a new possession, we become excited and cling to them tightly. However, since we cannot have everything we want, and since we will inevitably be separated from the friends and possessions we currently enjoy, this mental attachment, serves only to cause us pain. On the other hand, if we do not get what we want or if we lose something that we like, we become irritated. For example, if we are forced to work with a colleague whom we dislike, we will probably become irritated, with the result that we will be unable to work with him or her efficiently and our time at work will become stressful and unrewarding.
These fluctuations of mood arise because we are too closely involved in the external situation. We are like a child making a sandcastle who is excited when it is first made, but who becomes upset when it is destroyed by the incoming tide. Through deep guided meditation, we create an inner space and clarity that could enable us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually we develop mental equilibrium which is a balanced mind that is happy all the time, instead of an unbalanced mind that oscillates between the extremes of excitement and despondency which may harm our mental states and relationships with other people. To know more about meditation and its amazing benefits, or if you want to learn how to meditate – you can visit www.meditate.com.au
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