What is meditation?

'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.' Marcel Proust

Meditation opens your mind to a new way of thinking

Meditation is a method of training your mind to interact with life in a different way, a better and more positive way. Meditation teaches you to observe your thoughts without judging them. You watch them enter your mind and in the same way you watch them also disappear.

It allows you to view deeper parts of yourself and life more clearly, and the ability to listen to your inner voice with greater intent. It lets you slow down temporarily, leaving all the demands on you behind for those moments. With time and practice, meditation can teach the mind to become calm and silent, where troubling thoughts become a distant memory.

 

Meditation opens your mind to a new way of thinking

It is simple to learn but a powerful technique

There is no right or wrong way of meditating; it is something that you just get better at with practice. Meditation is not a mysterious ritual requiring you to sit for hours staring into space; it is a simple technique that can help you lead a more peaceful and constructive life.

You can practice it anywhere and at any time. You do not require any props for it, and it does not need chunks of time set aside, it can be practiced in minutes.

It is simple to learn but a powerful technique

It brings about contentment

It opens up your mind and allows you to discover what is important to you in life, and to find a sense of contentment with what you already have. It can make you a better decision maker, problem solver and can improve clarity in your thinking. It can help to counteract the tensions you may face in daily life. It is not something to be afraid of, but a simple skill that once learnt has many rewards.

It brings about contentment
Article written by Dr Aleesha Dhillon
Dr Aleesha Dhillon
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