An Introduction to Meditation

 

Meditation has been practiced throughout the world for thousands of years. Practiced by ancient civilizations across the globe,  it is generally accepted that the practice originated within the Eastern religions, more particularly within Vedic Hinduism.  The main purpose of meditation is to allow the individual to discover a place of inner peace and quiescence.  It is a form of personal and spiritual development that acts to free one’s mind from the trappings of the physical plain of existence.

In many cases, the act of meditation is an effort to reacquaint oneself with the higher powers.  The motivation behind the act of meditation differs from person to person, but it would appear that meditation is performed in a way similar to prayer in western religions.  The notion of becoming closer to one’s God plays a significant role in most forms of meditation.

Developing into modern times, there has been a significant change in the way individual’s approach meditation.  Meditation has always been intimately connected to the principles of religion and spirituality.  In the west, one gets the sense that practitioners of meditation have little connection to the major organized religions.  Meditation, in a sense, has supplanted religion as a way to stay connected with the higher powers.

While meditation has become extremely popular outside of the hierarchy of the church and faith, it is generally accepted that it still exists within the realm of spirituality and ethics.  One common thread between modern practitioners of meditation would appear to be the notion of living an ethical lifestyle.  In essence, this refers to the ability of the individual to exemplify their internal, spiritual insights in their external, material life.

Meditation has shown to have incredible benefits for committed practitioners.  Many people have reported improved concentration, self-discipline, and awareness as a consequence their meditative practices.  It has also been known to induce a sense of calm, inner peace and harmony.  From a health and fitness perspective, meditation has the ability to relieve stress, and to assist with proper cardiovascular and respiratory function.

Meditation may not be for everyone.  But for those individuals that are motivated to make some positive changes in their lives, Meditation may be the key to unlocking the potential within.  Do not be eager to dismiss the claims made above.  Do some research, and talk to your friends and family.  There is a good chance that somebody you know has benefited from meditative practice.  It could help you, too.

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11 Responses to “An Introduction to Meditation”

  • Once you have chosen a career, meditation can help you improve your mental clarity and focus, so that you can obtain a job in the field you desire. Effects Of Meditation

  • Veronica says:

    Hey there, love your site its so organized! I’ve taken the plunge and have started meditating. Any advice for a novice?

    • admin says:

      Hi Veronica,
      My advice to you starting out is to keep motivated and practice a little every day. Some folks find it difficult to begin with because one’s ability to clear their mind takes time and effort to achieve. How long depends on the individual. But please keep at it, and if you haven’t tried the free guided meditation downloads, I encourage you to try them as they are designed to help fast track you to meditative bliss!
      Any more concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
      Best of luck on your new journey
      Jordy

  • jeremy says:

    There is something in this post, I learned a lot… but the number of comments seems to be crazy – given the topic… thanks

  • Stephane Oltman says:

    I am extremely inspired with your writing talents as smartly as with the layout in your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it your self? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..I like the detailed info on meditation but am interested in yoga also, any advice?

    • admin says:

      Hi Stephane,
      Here is a site that should get you off in the right direction:
      http://www.yogaforbeginners.com/
      I hope this resource is useful….I may update this site in future with yoga information, so please call back and see us again!
      Best of luck Stephane, let us know how you get on!
      Jordy

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