Why do we meditate

Meditation Made Easy Why do we meditate?
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One of the biggest questions about meditation is why do we turn to meditation at which point in our lives? Do we try and calm ourselves down a little bit and figure things out? meditation is a technique that can do different things for us. And one of the first steps of meditation and probably one of those moments where you really needed his meditation can calm us down. It's the first step and benefits of meditation. But what does that mean?

You know, there's a lot of research going on and neuro science specifically super busy lately. And that shows so that we are not present in the moment and I know you've all heard of that. But let me explain a little bit deeper. For example, when somebody is walking to work in the morning, and we see this person walking on the street, what we see is a person walking to work. However, that person is really in their minds, not there at all. That person is walking on the street, but is most likely thinking about something that will happen in the future.

For example, what he needs to do what's on the to do list what, what he's going to wear on his dates in the evening, or he's going to cook for dinner. Or that person is somewhere in the past. So re revisiting experiences from How could you say this to me last night? What did she mean by that? Or she have said this and that, but very, very rarely is a person walking to work, being fully aware that this person is now in this street and observing objects and buildings and people were just on autopilot so we are not present. What that means is that we are not mindful because mindfulness is being aware of the present moment.

We also live in a time where we are totally glued to our smartphones, and our Facebook and Instagram and TV. And you know, there's a lot of research going on there as well. We are totally addicted to the triangle of Facebook and see how long you're gonna take to it's gonna take you to to feel, you know, to feel fine, or even even worse, people come back in, you know, maximum one month, I saw so many status, the same More often than and then they're still there. So we have a lot of distraction. We also live in a very, very fast time in history. And so everything is fast, you need to be fast at work, you need to be fast with your kids, you need to entertain your kids all the time is content, content, content content, and you have to rush if you run a business you have to hassle.

And these mindsets are putting us again into quite an anxious state of mind. So if you think about that, that you have lived so far, in that way. Can you stop a little bit here now here with me and ask yourself, when did you take a real quality time on a, you know, pretty much regular basis to review what's going on for you internally now Externally internally, like your desires. Have you changed since last year? Has the situation changed? have you discovered new feelings about things, new reactions.

So in this fast environment, we don't have time for that? We do. But we tell ourselves that there is no time for that it's not on priority list, we have to deal with external content all the time. So you are now here in this mini course, because I'm pretty sure that you discover that there's something off and that you need to take a little break at least five minutes a day to recharge your mind. And some people feel that they are total a total mess. And some people feel that they're becoming more anxious and some people feel deep depression, whatever it is for you.

It's a good sign. Okay, I know it's painful, but that's a good sign. Because what's the What's your mind and body telling you is that this is now your time to start reflecting on life and to become more present. So the first step of the meditation is to become mindful of the present moment. However, when we reach that level of mindfulness, most of us start asking some more questions. It's like school, you know, that's the first class and then you you you start practicing mindfulness.

And then you come to a point when you say to yourself, okay, I have these 10 minutes a day of clarity and wisdom, and space and quietness. But what for? What How is this how can I apply this? Because I'm still angry with my husband about XYZ. I'm still uncomfortable with my situation with my boss. I still feel miserable about that.

My life. So what I do is mindfulness. And this is where most people stop, they stop at the mindfulness level and think that's enough, but it is not enough. The Buddhist meditations go deeper. And that's where the real inner work starts. Because once we are past the mindfulness, which is also called the concentration phase of meditation, where we stop this monkey brain of self talk, then we go deeper into saying hello to our feelings.

Hello, anger. Let's have a discussion here. What's going on? Because I really want to get rid of you. Oh, hello, sadness, let's be happier. What do you want to tell them?

Okay, so those introspective Buddhist meditation help us to face a painful emotions and the touch from Those painful emotions and those reactions like anger and rage and, you know, frustration and anxiety. And with that calm, mindful mind, look at it and say, Okay, let's do an I build a relationship with a lot of compassion and kindness so that I can get rid of you. And I can start reacting less to anything that causes me suffering. So, these are the levels of the meditations that I'm going to try and share with you in this course. Of course, there's much deeper levels. And there's different techniques from different different religions like Hindu religion, for example, transcendental meditation, which I know since I'm 19, that I can share with you where they are, but I would advise you to go for those meditations to, you know, to the transcendental meditation centers because you will be required to get a teacher and teach you train and give you your specific mantra.

And they are also very beneficial. However, they don't inspect our mind. The Buddhist meditations are here for you to start understanding your mind starts to learn who am I. And then try to work with who you are, and improve things and heal things and accept things and learn virtues like patience, kindness, compassion, resilience, and and become happier and less reactive to the external negativity that brings us suffering.

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