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Meditation is inner “focusing.” When you do, you heal or face problems better. You get nearer to wholeness and resolution.
In critical times, such as during personal crisis or natural calamities, meditation provides the necessary psychological first aid.
In meditation, you keep your attention fixed on the inner self and fostering the awakening of consciousness.
It’s not an easy thing to do though.
Most people tend to stay outside themselves by external means, such as distracting addiction, entertainment, or constant busyness.
How do you do meditation?
Here are basics:
First, get conscious of the rhythms of the breath or the repetition of a word/mantra or prayer/bible verse.
Second, you then allow the flood of words, images, and emotions to come to consciouness.
To use a metaphor, you allow your self and your thoughts, feelings, words, and images to float by, like clouds observed in a blue sky, when you meditate.
Result of meditation?
An attitude of inner detachment, which gives you greater freedom.
You prevent externals, circumstances, or problems from having too firm a hold on you.
You loosen the grip, then, as the Yogis would put it, “what is hiding the light is broken up, and the spirit becomes able to focus.”
Meditation is a psychological and spiritual journey. It returns you to the beginning of your self, to the experience of your true being.