What is Meditation?
Meditation is a process of awareness. Yes, meditation is quite simple. However, thousands of meditation practices exist. Some practices are simple, and some can take many years to master.
What varies from technique to technique is:
- What you use the awareness to explore.
- How one achieves their state of awareness.
Many meditation techniques change the way the mind thinks or the state of mind to fine-tune and deepen the awareness. Awareness is also a process of connection. How you use the awareness to connect to the world around you is a personal choice.
To achieve awareness certain conditions usually must be met. For example. If you are too busy, then it isn’t easy to be aware. So the first step is to slow down, to pause a bit. Once in pause, it’s then possible to be in a place of stillness. In stillness, you can then connect out far. It isn’t required to connect out once in stillness; it’s one option for many.
Ironically many people in the west meditate not to be aware but rather as a method to find peace or quietness. Since one step to becoming aware is to pause, so if you are too busy running around, going into a meditation session to pause is a gift indeed. Many people in the west misunderstand meditation, thinking it’s all about the pause and peace rather than awareness.
Discover meditation can be many things, all depending on how you use your awareness.