Meditation is the best way to take deep rest and be alert at the same time. It is a skill that calms the mind and allows you to get in touch with your inner self. It is the precious inner peace that is derived by meditating, by sitting still with ourselves for few minutes. The result of meditation is precious – it takes us to our Self – that too in just a few minutes.
Here are some benefits :
1. We develop the ability to respond, not react – Challenging situations and unsure times can be a cause for anxiety and may take away our awareness of the present moment. We are swayed by our emotions. We act on impulse even though we are required to take a calculated and rational decision. Meditation gives us the strength to accept situations as they are. We respond consciously to a situation. We do not react in ignorance and say or do something which we may later regret.
2. We can still our mind – A turbulent mind that is filled with excessive thoughts drains away our prana (life force), leaving us exhausted and tired. We can move from this turbulence towards tranquility by practicing meditation.
3. We can act with awareness – Meditation releases the stresses that are accumulated in our mind and leaves it fresh and clear. It brings the mind to the present moment, which is the field of all actions. Can we bring back the past? Can we smile two hours later? We can only plan for it. But, we can smile NOW. That is in our hands. Any action is possible only in the present moment. When the mind is totally in the present moment, we act with complete awareness. Then, action is perfect and sans mistakes.