Meditation is a term used to signify a mental practice where a person tried to go beyond the restless, reflexive mind to achieve a deep sensation of relaxation, peace and awareness. Generally, in meditation a person tries to focus and divert his total attention towards a single point, an object or a reference. Meditation is practiced by people of all religions all over the globe. This is a practice outside all religious beliefs and traditions. Meditation is followed by many to achieve spiritual or psychophysical goals. It helps in creating awareness for you, to reach a higher level of consciousness, to achieve stronger focus, relaxations and to get peace in mind and soul. The word ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“meditationÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬’Â is derived from an Indo-European term ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“medÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬’Â which means ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“to measureÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬’Â. While doing meditation we try to calm our minds and to detach ourselves from the worldly thoughts, problems and feelings. We sit still to get a sense of relaxation. However, the thoughts are not cut off completely.
Meditation is not a process that gives you results instantly. It takes a regular practice with full dedication and patience when you finally feel the difference inside your mind. The more we practice meditation the more the benefits we see from it. Many people experience that the initial stages of meditation are not fruitful. The first efforts given are not effective and we feel our minds are restless. However, with time and practice we learn to concentrate and meditate. We get a stronger mind which gives us peace. Meditation must be performed with full intensity and self motivation to get the best results.
Meditation is the most practical form of attaining peace and calmness. We meditate in early morning hours and achieve a sense of deep peace. This sensation remains inside us throughout the day. Hence small irritations and restlessness we experience in a full day can be controlled through the peace in mind. Our minds remain in the middle of the world yet we learn how to technically detach ourselves from it. The benefits of meditation is that it teaches us to detach and aloof hence maintaining the inner calmness. Our daily lives get benefited and soon people around us see the difference.
People meditate as far as they wish. They get satisfied after achieving a relaxed state of mind. Many people meditate further. They try to achieve the ultimate goal of self realization or ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“nirvanaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬’Â. A sense of enlightment is sensed when we learn to meditate at a greater level and completely detach ourselves from the bindings of earth. We loose our individual identity and ego and realize our true self.