What is Meditation ?
The reasons for learning meditation are many and varied. By enabling us to access a state that is so physiologically and neurologically profound, all systems with mind, body and nervous system can begin healing themselves from the straining effects of modern living.
In essence, this is the perfect antidote to 21st century life.
With enormous impact that can last forever meditation is a way to maximize every experience, without even trying.
Strengthen your relationships.
Curb harmful behaviors.
Be present and productive.
Or simply stop worrying so much.
Meditation, despite what you may have been told, is absolutely effortless, requiring no specific focus or concentration. When you practice meditation, your mind settles down automatically, and the body achieves levels of rest far greater than can be achieved in a night’s sleep. Iit’s easy, it’s enjoyable, it can be learned by anyone and practiced self-sufficiently on your own forever.
Meditation is not a monastic practice. Meaning, it wasn’t designed for people whose spiritual path involves detaching from society. This technique was developed for “householders”—people who are fully engaged in life. Multi-tasking people with active minds who lead busy lives with jobs, relationships, and families.
The technique is universal in its nature, practiced by and benefiting people all over the world, regardless of their society, profession, age, religion, or belief system. As the technique triggers a physiological effect in the brain and body, it requires absolutely no faith or belief system to work.
How is Meditation practised ?
The Meditation technique is practiced by sitting comfortably with eyes-closed You can either focus on the breath or gently using a specific sound, or “mantra,” to naturally settle the mind and body into a state of deep rest. Meditators describe this state as supreme inner contentment.
A key feature of the technique as I coach it, is that it does not involve concentration, forced repetition or “chanting” of the mantra. It also does not involve the student learning how to develop a way of paying attention to or monitoring thoughts or activity, as is the case in some other types of mediation.
It is effortless, enjoyable, and requires no focus.
Due to this, meditation, as coached at Soul Intentions, can be practiced successfully by anyone, without a lengthy or complex learning process. Using this technique, your awareness settles down to a unique state of restful alertness, an inner wakefulness beyond thought. The state of going beyond thought allows a direct experience of your most essential self, of the “you” that lies beyond all your thoughts, stress and struggles.
The restfulness accompanying this form of meditation is much deeper than that gained through sleep. It allows deep-rooted stresses to dissolve naturally, leaving you feeling happier, less stressed, with improved relationships, and able to be more adaptable to the demands of life.