Meditation: Union of Mind, Body, and Soul

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Dr. Purushothaman
January 16, 2014


A lot of people are intimidated by meditation. Most of them think that it is a very hard activity. Some people cannot comprehend how the goal of having a deeper awareness of oneself is possible. This alone is reason enough for some people to not even try. Not knowing how to identify if they have succeeded in their goal makes them think that it will just be a waste of time. The fear of the unknown is always observable in a variety of human life events.
Understanding Meditation
The lucky few who were brave enough to give it a try discovered the benefits of meditation. At first, it seems too hard to clear the mind with any thoughts or worries. In this age, everybody is busy with something and the human mind can be restless. Even when the body is relaxing, the mind wanders from one worry to another. It is almost impossible to be kept still. Most of them try to set the mood, choose a quiet place inside the house where they cannot be bothered by any noise, and try to be physically comfortable as they can. Still, with all of these efforts, some people fail. However, after getting it right for the first time, people will be welcomed to a whole new world. After a while, they will be able to meditate even in a busy place. Keeping the mind still and mastery of breathing patterns are the keys to successful meditation.
What can people get from Meditation?
This art of mind, soul, and body discipline is done for different purposes. Lots of people may not understand how these purposes are achieved just by being still but experience will be more than enough to make them realize the answer to their questions.
• Relaxation. Physical tiredness and mental stress are things that almost all people these days experience. This may be because of a family problem or conflict, deadlines and criticisms in school or the workplace, or just the unpleasant ways the society works. Keeping the mind still for a while can bring about great benefits for the mind and the body.
• Energy. Building energy is important, especially for busy people. This will keep them motivated and inspired to go on and keep them from getting tired of what they are doing. It will help them see their studies or jobs in a better light and make them realize the importance of what they do.
• Compassion. Meditation leads people to dig deeper into their mind and soul and get to know their inner being. This will help them realize what they are made of and how they can use this to reach out and help other people.
What is so great about Meditation?
Meditation can be performed anywhere. People don't have to go to the gym or enroll in a fitness and wellness program. They do not have to pay hourly professional fees of shrink. They do not have to spend a lot of money on material things or travel around the world just to relax. All they need is their selves, nothing more, nothing less.

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