Meditation is a word that has come to be used loosely and inaccurately in the modern world. So there is need to know what is meditation exacly and how it benifcial for you. Meditation is like a gym in which you devlop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.
What is Meditation? – Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from normal waking state. Meditation is not a part of any religion, it is a science, which means that the process of meditation follows a particular order, has definite principles. In Meditation, the mind is clear, relaxed and inwardly focused. When you meditate, you are fully awake and alert but your mind is not focused on the external world or on events taking place around you. Meditation requires an inner state that is still and one pointed so that the mind becomes silent and no longer distracts you, meditation deepens.
When you meditate, you give yourself an inner vacation. Meditation is simple, You can begin by attending to your breath, and then if a thought comes, attend to it, notice it ,be open to it and it will pass. Then you can come back to the breath. It brings you freedom from the mind and its meandering. And in this freedom you begin to experiance who you are, distinct from your mental turnmoil. You experiance inner joy and contentment, you experiance relief and inner relaxation, and you find a respite from the tumult of your life.
In this way meditation is very therapeutic. it not only leads to inner balance and stability, it also exposes your inner complexes, your immaturities, your unproductive reflexes and habits. Meditation means gently fathoming all levels of your being, one level after another. At first you may see progress in terms of physical relaxation and emotional calmness. Later you may notice other, more subtle changes. Some of the most important benifit of meditation make themselves known gradually over time and are not dramatic or easily observed. Persist in your practice and you will find that meditation is a means of freeing yourself from the worries that gnaw at you.