Meditation has seen us through several life changes and tough times, keeping us grounded and sane; hence we cannot imagine life without meditation. Life is challenging all the time, and only when our minds are focused and clear we can make the best decisions.
Meditation can help you deal with the chaos and madness occurring daily; perhaps it is what it takes to be a really sane person. It shifts our priorities, finds answers to our questions and enables us to make friends with ourselves.
Every time you say something stupid, make a mistake, every time you think of someone that bothers you and you are about to put yourself down, breathe gently and repeat silently “May I be happy and filled with compassion and kindness. In a stressed state, you lose touch with inner peace and compassion. Therefore, a time of calmness is the best remedy for an overworked and busy mind.
When you feel stress and your mind going into overwhelm, just focus in your breathing and quietly repeat “I calm my body and mind”. Our ego- dominated mind keeps us from experiencing our natural state of being, and meditation enables us to see clearly reducing self- involvement.
It transfers us from being self- centered to being concerned with the welfare of all. We do not accept our negative thoughts easily; we more likely repress them and when denied they cause anxiety, shame and depression. Meditation lets you see how aversion, ignorance and selfishness create endless anger and fear.
It does not matter if you practice it for ten minutes a day or longer; you open to awareness and self- acceptance while releasing your limitations. In meditation, you watch your feelings and thoughts moving through you, and you can notice that who you were just a moment ago is not who you are now.